A Christmas slowdown in COVID-19 testing continued in Wisconsin Sunday, but it also resulted in one of its highest percentages of new daily positive cases during the pandemic.
The Department of Health Services reports 2,287 people tested positive today for the virus from 4,902 tests. The nearly 47-percent positivity rate for testing will likely increase the rolling seven-day average for daily positive cases. This rate recently dropped below 25-percent for the first time in over two months.
Since the pandemic began, 470,818 people have tested positive for the virus. 29,791 of those cases are considered active.
State health officials also reported nine new deaths due to COVID-19 Sunday. That raises the pandemic total to 4,692.
95 people were hospitalized for the virus Sunday. Hospitalizations statewide was at 1,089 as of Saturday, with 240 people in the ICU. For the third straight day, there were no patients at the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park.