Wisconsin reports no new COVID-19 deaths
The number of coronavirus tests back to the state was down Monday, but the positive rate is holding steady and no COVID-19 deaths were reported.
There were 203 positives out of the total 7,589 test results, or 2.67%. That's the fourth day in a row the rate was below 3%.
Testing had been above 10,000 daily since last Tuesday.
The state's death toll is now 646. That's down from Sunday's report of 647; the state Department of Health Services (DHS) says a patient in Milwaukee County was counted twice.
The last time the state had no COVID-19 death reports was May 17.
The DHS reports 68% of coronavirus patients are recovered, meaning it's been 30 days since the onset of symptoms or they tested positive, or their release from isolation was medically documented.
There are still more than 300 patients (322) hospitalized for COVID-19, including 12 hospitalized in the past 24 hours and 110 in intensive care. Another 206 hospitalized patients are suspected of having COVID-19 but are awaiting test results. 14% of coronavirus patients have been hospitalized for treatment.
The state has 62 public and private labs handling coronavirus swabs. They're capable of processing 15,508 tests daily.
According to the City of Appleton, four residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday, which brings the total number of confirmed cases to 127. Out of those cases, 83 people are in isolation, while 41 others have been released from isolation. Three others have died from the virus.
City officials add all four of the cases live in the Outagamie County portion of the city, and two people had contact with known cases, while one other was community acquired. At this time, one other case is still pending on how the virus was contracted.
Counties with new cases and/or deaths are in
Adams - 5 cases (1 death)
Ashland - 3 cases
Barron - 20 cases
Bayfield - 3 cases (1 death)
Brown - 2,377 cases (38 deaths)
Buffalo - 6 cases (2 death)
Burnett - 1 cases (1 death)
Chippewa - 59 cases
Clark - 42 cases (4 deaths)
Columbia - 46 cases (1 death)
Crawford - 26 cases
Door - 39 cases (3 deaths)
Douglas - 20 cases
Florence - 2 cases
Forest - 33 cases (2 deaths)
Grant - 98 cases (12 deaths)
Green - 71 cases
Iowa - 17 cases
Iron - 2 cases (1 death)
Juneau – 23 cases (1 death)
Kewaunee - 36 cases (1 death)
Lafayette - 33 cases
Lincoln - 7 cases
Marathon - 64 cases (1 death)
Marinette - 36 cases (3 deaths)
Marquette - 5 cases (1 death)
Menominee - 3 cases
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