Wisconsin’s recent surge in new COVID-19 cases may be easing. After several recent days with new confirmed cases over 900, Monday’s numbers from the state Department of Health Services included 590 new confirmed positive cases out of 6,946 tests processed – a rate of 8.5 percent.
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The seven-day average has slowed in recent days, though it still is trending upward, and now sits at 914 new cases per day, from 868 a week ago.
DHS also reported one additional death due to COVID-19, for a total of 893 lives lost in Wisconsin.
There are currently 250 patients hospitalized, including 85 in intensive care.