Wisconsin reports over 2,200 COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

Posted at 3:12 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 16:12:01-05

WISCONSIN (NBC 26) — Wisconsin health officials said 2,287 COVID-19 tests came back positive, which is a little under half of tests returned Sunday.

According to the state Department of Health Services (DHS), the seven-day average for positive cases by person is 24.2% as of Saturday's numbers, which is a slight increase . 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 29,791 cases remain active across Wisconsin. Almost 93% of people who originally tested positive for coronavirus have since been marked as recovered.

Another nine deaths have been recorded for a total of 4,692 people to have died in connection to COVID-19.

Hospitalizations increased by 95, bringing the state total to 20,829 people to ever be hospitalized with the virus.

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