Just 2.3% of new coronavirus test results in Wisconsin were positive the lowest on record – Green Bay Press Gazette

Posted: June 1, 2020 at 2:44 am

The state Department of Health Services onSunday reported 173more confirmed cases of COVID-19, the lowest in almost two weeks.

The percentage of positive tests dropped sharply from previous days, down to 2.3% the lowest point ever.

Four more people have died from the virus,significantly fewer than the number announced in any of the past few days 71 total deaths were reported between Wednesday andSaturday.

In all, 592 people have died from COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of Sunday, according to the DHS.

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The new confirmed cases bring the statewide's total to 18,403cases.More than 250,103people have tested negative for the virus.

Overall testing numbers droppedslightly7,368 results were announced Sunday, after a week that saw well over 10,000 test results on some days.

While deaths and the percentage of positive tests dropped, the number of people hospitalized for the virus remains high: 414were hospitalized as of Sunday; 133 of those patients were in intensive care.

In addition, 211 hospital patients are awaiting coronavirus test results, according to theWisconsin Hospital Association.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's national hospitalization data tracking about 10% of the population has shown a downward trend in hospitalization rates,Wisconsin's rate has crept slightly upward this month.

The number of people hospitalized hovered in the mid-300s even dipping below 300 for much of May before jumping to 422 last Tuesday. The number hasnot fallen below 400 since.

The breakdown of confirmed cases from DHS by county is as follows:

The statetotals are frozen once each day and might not match up-to-date county figures.

More than 6.1million cases of the virus have been confirmed across the globe, according to the Johns Hopkins University globalcasedashboard.

Contact Benita Mathew at (920) 309-3428 or bmathew@gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter at @benita_mathew.

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