Wisconsin reports 685 newly confirmed COVID cases, 1 death

August 16, 2020 GMT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials on Sunday reported 685 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus and one additional death.

The new cases raise Wisconsin total infections since the pandemic hit to 65,741. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said the state’s death toll now stands at 1,039.

Health officials report 8,702 cases remain active while 85% percent of patients in Wisconsin have recovered from the coronavirus.

The department said 11.2% of all test results reported on Sunday were positive for COVID-19. Wisconsin Public Radio reports Sunday’s daily positivity rate is the highest that figure has been since May 11, when it was 12.7%.