Seven more deaths were reported, bringing the state total to 1,281 people who have died in relation to coronavirus.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today there were 1,005 positive cases tallied on the previous day out of 99,953 tests, for a 1 percent positive rate.
Wisconsin's only had more hospitalizations in a day one other time - April 4 at 101, just a couple weeks into reporting COVID-19 stats.
State health officials say no new deaths due to COVID-19 took place Sunday, keeping this total to 1,281.
This is the third straight day of new infections over 2,000. About 83% of cases have been marked as "recovered" from the virus.
The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, a trend possibly related to increasing numbers of businesses reopening, college campuses reopening and children returning to school.
From late July through the start of September the state was seeing an average of around 660 people test positive per day.
Four U.S. states reported record one-day increases in brand-new COVID-19 cases on Friday as the country went beyond the grim turning point of over 7 million overall infections, according to a Reuters tally.
Minnesota reported 1,418 new cases, Montana 343 new cases, South Dakota reported 579 and Wisconsin had 2,902 new cases.
All Midwest states other than OH reported more cases in the previous four weeks as compared to the previous four weeks, according to a Reuters analysis.
Cases have also begun rising again in the Northeast, including the early epicenters of NY and New Jersey.
According to the Rapid City Journal, the state set new records on cases, current hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday. 19,050 of the positive cases are considered active. South Dakota's hospitalizations set records five times this week, rising to 213 on Saturday from 153 last week.
"Wisconsin is now experiencing unprecedented, near-exponential growth of the number of COVID-19 cases in our state", Evers said in a video posted to social media this week. Since that summer surge, however, Florida has seen a decline in daily cases.