MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday confirmed more than 1,800 positive COVID-19 tests in the last day and 18 new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus.
The update increased the total number of cases to 457,177 since the start of the pandemic.
There were more than 907 new cases per 100,000 people in Wisconsin over the past two weeks, which ranks 26th in the country for new cases per capita, according to The COVID Tracking Project. One in every 235 people in Wisconsin tested positive in the past week.
Officials said there were 1,330 people hospitalized as of Friday, including 290 in intensive care units. That’s a decrease of 887 patients from a month ago.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.