7-day percent positive of COVID tests approaches 30% in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s seven-day average of the percent of positive coronavirus tests approaches 30% as the state’s case total nears 230,000.

Combined data from state and county health dashboards showed an additional 3,287* cases of COVID-19 in the state, which makes Wisconsin’s total count of cases since the start of the pandemic 229,080*. DHS said the seven-day average percent positive was 29.5% on Sunday.

Sixteen* more people died, which is a total of 2,063 in the state.

123 more people were hospitalized between Saturday and Sunday, the Department of Health Services said. A total of 5.0% of people in the state with COVID-19 have required hospitalizations. 

DHS said 179,230 people, or 78.3%, in Wisconsin have recovered from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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*News 3 Now uses data from DHS and county dashboards to calculate daily cases and deaths. DHS posts new numbers daily at 2 p.m., and our newsroom continues to update our totals throughout the day with additional cases that individual counties report. By using a combination of state and county data, News 3 Now is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date COVID-19 coverage.