There were 24,819 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday, June 21, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 280 cases from the day before.
No additional people have died from COVID-19 Sunday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 744.
The number of negative tests in the state was 460,334, an increase of 5,771 from the day before.
Douglas County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, leaving its total at 20 with 1,986 people who tested negative for the illness, according to DHS. The county last saw an increase in cases on June 6.
Among the people in Douglas County who tested positive, one is currently fighting the virus, while 19 have recovered, DHS reported.
Bayfield County had no additional cases reported Sunday, leaving its total at three, with 1,016 people who tested negative. Bayfield County has reported one death from COVID-19. The other two people in the county who contracted the virus have recovered, DHS reported.
Elsewhere in northwestern Wisconsin, Ashland County had three confirmed cases with 667 negative tests; Burnett County had two confirmed cases, one death and 727 negative tests for the virus; Sawyer County had nine positive cases and 1,648 people who tested negative; and Washburn County had four cases with 1,019 negative tests, DHS said.
Northwestern Wisconsin has not had a positive case of COVID-19 reported since Friday, June 19.
Of the people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 13% — or 3,220 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Sunday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 7,178 people, or 29%.
Sunday's report also showed that 78% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.
Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 17,668 as of Sunday. An increase in the number of tests being done is one reason for the increase in the number of positive cases. The percentage of positive tests over the last several days was:
- 2.6% on Sunday, June 14
- 2.8% on Monday, June 15
- 2.4% on Tuesday, June 16
- 2.6% on Wednesday, June 17
- 4% on Thursday, June 18
- 2.5% on Friday, June 19
- 3.8% on Saturday, June 20
- 4.6% on Sunday, June 21
All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.
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