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DHS reports 2,743 new cases, 18 deaths


The state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,743 new coronavirus cases Friday on just over 14,386 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 147,560, of which just under 28,201 are considered active, about 1,800 more than yesterday.

Additionally, 18 more fatalities were reported — three in Marathon County, two each in La Crosse and Rock Counties and one each in Brown, Calumet, Kewaunee, Outagamie, Portage, Racine, Marquette, Milwaukee, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca and Winnebago Counties — bringing our total death toll to 1,458.

Our seven-day average of deaths is now 12.3.

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 17.6 percent, and by test stayed at 9.3 percent — meaning 9.3 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 17.6 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,395.

A surge in hospitalizations slowed for the second consecutive day, with 895 hospitalized — just one more than yesterday, but 203 more than a week ago. Of those, 232 are in ICUs – one fewer than yesterday and 32 more than a week ago.

The highest local new case count came in Brown County, with 323. Close behind is Milwaukee County with 296.

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

Barron County: 22                                                              Bayfield County: 11
Calumet County: 42
Chippewa County: 24
Columbia County: 37
Crawford County: 10
Dane County:  205
Dodge County: 51
Douglas County: 13
Dunn County: 22
Eau Claire County: 33
Fond du Lac County: 51
Grant County: 63
Green County: 10
Green Lake County: 16
Iowa County: 12                                                              Jefferson: 51                                                                    Juneau: 16
Kenosha County: 28
La Crosse County: 30
Langlade County: 19
Lincoln County: 16
Manitowoc County: 60
Marathon County: 103
Marinette County: 44                                                        Marinette: 44                                                            Menominee: 14                                                                Monroe: 25
Oconto County: 31
Oneida County: 28
Outagamie County: 156
Ozaukee County: 20
Pierce County: 12
Portage County: 26
Racine County: 22
Richland County: 11
Rock County: 102
Sauk County: 37
Shawano County: 37
Sheboygan County: 31
St Croix County: 18
Vernon County: 23
Walworth County: 35
Washington County: 43
Waukesha County: 112
Waupaca County: 42
Waushara County: 15
Winnebago County: 137
Wood County: 30