For the first time, Wisconsin has confirmed more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases in a single day, with 2,533 new cases confirmed in 13,067 tests. It’s the second consecutive record-setting day for new cases, as yesterday the state confirmed 2,034 new cases.
Wisconsin’s positive test rate jumped to 19.4 percent Thursday, rising from 17.7 percent Wednesday. Those results bring the total case count to 97,279, of which just over 12,800 are considered active, about 1,000.
Today is the 14th day of the past 15 that the positive test rate has been over 10 percent.
Wisconsin’s positive test rate for the past seven days is now 15,65 percent, and the 14-day rate is up to 15.12 percent. Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 1,576 and the 14-day average to 1,306.
Seven new fatalities were reported today — two each in Milwaukee and Outagamie Counties, and one each in Burnett, St. Croix and Winnebago Counties. A previously reported fatality in Menominee County was removed from the data, so the total death toll today rises by three to 1,238.
Wisconsin has averaged 5.86 deaths per day over the past week and 5.38 per day over the past two weeks.
The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 274 new cases and 24.31 percent positive tests.
Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:
Brown County: 170 new cases, 57.43 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 50 new cases, 29.24 percent positive tests
Dane County: 213 new cases, 8.35 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 26 new cases, 17.69 percent positive tests
Door County: 11 new cases, 40.74 percent positive tests
Dunn County: 30 new cases, 25.21 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 78 new cases, 19.07 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 73 new cases, 25.89 percent positive tests
Forest County: 11 new cases, 25.58 percent positive tests
Grant County: 30 new cases, 29.13 percent positive tests
Green County: 11 new cases, 10.19 percent positive tests
Green Lake County: 15 new cases, 22.39 percent positive tests
Jefferson County: 33 new cases, 19.3 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 10 new cases, 4.76 percent positive tests
Kewaunee County: 32 new cases, 44.44 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 254 new cases, 95.85 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 37 new cases, 15.35 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 24 new cases, 11.16 percent positive tests
Marinette County: 12 new cases, 23.08 percent positive tests
Monroe County: 11 new cases, 15.07 percent positive tests
Oconto County: 15 new cases, 16.67 percent positive tests
Oneida County: 14 new cases, 23.73 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 160 new cases, 23.85 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 22 new cases, 68.75 percent positive tests
Portage County: 48 new cases, 84.21 percent positive tests
Racine County: 29 new cases, 5.38 percent positive tests
Rock County: 36 new cases, 23.84 percent positive tests
Sauk County: 19 new cases, 25.33 percent positive tests
Shawano County: 30 new cases, 31.58 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 98 new cases, 24.94 percent positive tests
St Croix County: 13 new cases, 9.42 percent positive tests
Trempeleau County: 13 new cases, 14.61 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 42 new cases, 13.13 percent positive tests
Washington County: 48 new cases, 24.12 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 165 new cases, 17.53 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 23 new cases, 30.26 percent positive tests
Waushara County: 10 new cases, 8.33 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 207 new cases, 27.79 percent positive tests
Wood County: 26 new cases, 13.83 percent positive tests
Hospitalization data for Friday had not been posted at the time of publication. The number hospitalized on Thursday fell to 347 hospitalized with COVID 19, 23 more than Wednesday and 43 more than a week ago. Of those, 103 were in ICUs, the same number as Wednesday.