The state of Wisconsin confirmed 4,205 new coronavirus cases and 48 deaths on Wednesday, marking the highest number of fatalities reported in a single day. The Department of Health Services warned that single-day case statistics might seem inflated for the next few days, as staff work to clear a backlog of positive cases that built up while the reporting system was offline over the weekend, and that today’s total reflects new cases confirmed over several days.
The DHS website said Tuesday that it’s more useful to look at rolling averages of measures like new cases, deaths and positive test rate, because those are unaffected by which day the results are entered, as long as they’re entered in the same seven-day perioud.
The seven-day average of new cases is now 2,864. The seven-day average of deaths is now 20.7. And the seven-day positive test rate is a near-catastrophic 22.6 percent.
Locations of the 48 deaths include:
|Eau Claire County||2|
|Fond du Lac County||1|
|La Crosse County||1|
The total death toll is now 1,681.
The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County with 647.
Other counties’ new case counts are below.
|St. Croix County||83|
|Fond du Lac County||53|
|Eau Claire County||47|
|La Crosse County||39|
|Green Lake County||14|