Wisconsin reports less than 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Posted at 2:19 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-06 15:19:28-05

Wisconsin health officials said 2,791 out of over 10,500 COVID-19 tests returned positive Sunday afternoon.

According to the state Department of Health Services (DHS), the seven-day average for positive cases by person 31.1% as of Saturday's numbers, continuing a slow downward trend. This percentage only includes each person once across the duration of the pandemic, no matter how many times an individual gets tested.

The DHS said an estimated 59,388 cases remain active across Wisconsin. However, out of 412,177 people in the state to test positive for COVID-19, just about 349,000 people have since recovered.

DHS staff said 17 more deaths were recorded Sunday, for a total of 3,719 people in the state to have died in relation to the virus.

Hospitalizations increased by 90, bringing the state total to 18,216 people to ever be hospitalized because of COVID-19.

As of Friday, the Wisconsin DHS said it is now allowing a shorter quarantine for those who think they have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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