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Another record-setting day: 2,892 new cases, 692 hospitalized — both highest ever — and 19 more deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin confirmed a single-day record of 2,892 new coronavirus cases Saturday on just over 14,000 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 130,798, of which just over 23,000 are considered active, about 900 more than yesterday.

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 is 17.5 percent, and by test is 9.3 percent — meaning 9.3 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 17.4 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,450.


A sharp increase in deaths due to coronavirus infection continued with 19 more fatalities were reported — six in Milwaukee County, three in Brown County, two in Shawano County and one each in La Crosse, Marathon, Marinette, Oneida, Sheboygan, Washburn, Waukesha and Winnebago Counties — bringing the total death toll rose by five to 1,372.

Wisconsin has averaged 13 deaths per day over the past week.

A sharp increase in hospitalizations also continued Saturday with 692 currently hospitalized, 29 more than yesterday and 118 more than a week ago, and the highest to date. Of those, 200 are in intensive care units, 19 more that Friday.

The highest local new case count came in Brown County, with 376.

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

Barron County: 12
Calumet County: 70
Chippewa County: 20
Clark County: 26
Columbia County: 51
Dane County:  122
Dodge County: 52
Door County:  16
Dunn County: 24
Eau Claire County: 42
Fond du Lac County: 51
Grant County: 26
Green County: 11
Green Lake County: 13
Jefferson County: 34
Juneau County: 11
Kenosha County: 27
Kewaukee County: 34
La Crosse County: 39
Langlade County: 17
Lincoln County: 19
Manitowoc County: 67
Marathon County: 89
Marinette County: 26
Milwaukee County: 302
Monroe County: 23
Oconto County: 68
Oneida County: 17
Outagamie County: 144
Ozaukee County: 23
Pierce County: 11
Portage County: 62
Racine County: 54
Richland County: 10
Rock County: 59
Sauk County: 20
Shawano County: 59
Sheboygan County: 83
St Croix County: 27
Trempeleau County: 12
Vilas County: 19
Walworth County: 10
Washington County: 58
Waukesha County: 136
Waupaca County: 40
Winnebago County: 210
Wood County: 18