MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday reported 2,287 positive tests for the coronavirus in the last day, lifting the total number of confirmed cases to 470,818.
The new cases accounted for 46.7% of the 4,902 tests that were processed in the last 24 hours. The overall positivity rate since the start of the pandemic stands at about 10%.
The COVID Tracking Project reports that the rolling average number of daily cases in Wisconsin over the past two weeks has decreased by 45.3%. The state ranks 34th in the country for new cases per capita. One in every 379 people in Wisconsin tested positive in the past week.
The state reported nine new deaths since Saturday, for a total of 4,692 fatalities.
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.
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