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Another record set as 3,132 new coronavirus cases confirmed; hospitalizations over 900 for the first time


Hospitalizations set another record today, as 907 are currently hospitalized with coronavirus infection, 34 more than yesterday and 238 more than a week ago. Of those, 228 are in ICUs, nine more than yesterday and 20 more than a week ago.

Meanwhile, the state of Wisconsin confirmed a record-high 3,132 new coronavirus cases Thursday on just over 16,656 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 141,830, of which just under 16,800 are considered active, about 1,200 more than yesterday.

Additionally, 10 more fatalities were reported — two in Waukesha County and one each in Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Sauk, Shawano and Sheboygan Counties. One death previously reported for Door County was removed from the data, so Wisconsin’s total death toll rose by nine to 1,424.The seven-day average of deaths to 10.86.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services has changed the way it reports data to more accurately reflect the situation, attributing both positive and negative tests to the dates they were processed, not the dates that the data was reported to DHS. This will give a more accurate report of the percentage of tests returning positive results, but will render the daily percentages as we have been reporting them irrelevant. Therefore we will now only report the seven-day positive test rate, and will no longer report daily percentages for the state or counties.

The state is also reporting this percentage by test, and by person, to account for the fact that some people receive multiple negative tests.

Given these new criteria, Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person rose to 17.3 percent, and by test is 9.3 percent — meaning 9.3 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 17.3 percent of the people tested were positive. Both of these numbers are slightly higher than they were yesterday.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,381.





The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 351. Close behind is Brown County with 245.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Brown County: 319
Calumet County: 64
Chippewa County: 32
Columbia County: 39
Crawford County: 10
Dane County:  107
Dodge County: 101
Door County: 13
Douglas County: 21
Dunn County: 19
Eau Claire County: 53
Fond du Lac County: 94
Grant County: 32
Green County: 15
Green Lake County: 14
Jefferson County: 38
Kenosha County: 57
Kewaukee County: 20
La Crosse County: 42
Langlade County: 13
Manitowoc County: 51
Marathon County: 87
Marinette County: 24
Milwaukee County: 351
Oconto County: 95
Oneida County: 23
Outagamie County: 187
Ozaukee County: 27
Portage County: 14
Racine County: 85
Richland County: 18
Rock County: 66
Sauk County: 40
Shawano County: 57
Sheboygan County: 53
St Croix County: 27
Vernon County: 12
Vilas County: 12
Walworth County: 28
Washington County: 70
Waukesha County: 187
Waupaca County: 65
Waushara County: 25
Winnebago County: 232
Wood County: 26