No COVID-19 deaths reported in Wisconsin; new confirmed cases decline for 3rd straight day

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported zero new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday as several other metrics seemed to indicate the state is past the peak of its current outbreak.

Wisconsin had 3,507 newly confirmed cases on Sunday, its lowest daily case count since Nov. 2. So far 354,676 people have tested positive for the virus in Wisconsin and 3,005 people have died.

According to DHS data, Wisconsin has averaged 6,043 newly confirmed cases and 53 deaths per day over the past week.

Another 89 people were admitted to hospitals to be treated for COVID-19. As of the latest report, 2,076 people were in the hospital with COVID-19, with 441 in intensive care. To date, 15,823 patients have required hospitalization.

Positivity rates for COVID-19 continue to decline, according to preliminary DHS data. Over the past seven days, an average of 13.8% of all tests have come back positive, down from a peak of 18% just 10 days earlier. Additionally, less than 30% of all people who were tested in the past seven days were confirmed to have the virus for the first time since Oct. 29.

So far 276,574 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Wisconsin and no longer need to be isolated, while 75,035 cases remained active.