Fewer than 1,800 new COVID cases reported in Wisconsin on Sunday

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MADISON, Wis. — As is usual for most Sundays, there are fewer new coronavirus cases in Wisconsin. However, DHS and county dashboards show an increase of fewer than 1,800 new COVID cases on Sunday, the fewest since 1,245 new cases on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. To find another day with fewer than 2,000 new cases, News 3 Now’s data shows it last happened on Oct. 6, when there were 1,986 new cases.

Combined data from state and county health dashboards showed an additional 1,796* cases of COVID-19 in the state, which makes Wisconsin’s total count of cases since the start of the pandemic 457,353*. DHS’s website reports only 7,693 tests were performed over the past day.

Seventeen* more people died, which is a total of 4,517 in the state.

Sixty-eight more people were hospitalized between Saturday and Sunday, the Department of Health Services said. A total of 4.4% of people in the state with COVID-19 have required hospitalizations. 

DHS said 415,922 people, or 91%, 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.