Following a day of limited data due to a system outage, the state Department of Health Services reported 1,247 new cases over the past two days: just 266 on Monday, but 981 on Tuesday. The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive fell to seven percent Monday and rose to 8.3 percent Tuesday. The 1,247 new cases bring the total case count for Wisconsin to 76,584. Of those, just over 7,500 are considered active.
Additionally, nine fatalities were reported Saturday — four in Milwaukee County and one each in Marathon, Racine, Walworth, Waukesha and Wood Counties. Additionally, one reported fatality from Outagamie County was removed from the data, so the total death toll rose by eight to 1,130. Eighteen people who tested positive for coronavirus infection have died of other causes, and are not counted as covid fatalities.
Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 727. Over the past seven days, the percentage of positive tests has averaged 8.6 percent, and eight percent over the past 14 days.
Wisconsin has averaged five deaths per day over the past week and six per day over the past two weeks.
The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 110 new cases and 5.8 percent of tests coming back positive.
Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:
Brown County: 93 new cases, 14.86 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 11 new cases, 20.37 percent positive tests
Columbia County: 10 new cases, 10.64 percent positive tests
Dane County: 91 new cases, 6.65 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 26 new cases, 27.37 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 24 new cases, 8.29 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 37 new cases, 6.37 percent positive tests
Jefferson County: 21 new cases, 18.92 percent positive tests
Juneau County: 39 new cases, 44.32 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 12 new cases, 7.64 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 20 new cases, 10.93 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 17 new cases, 12.59 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 74 new cases, 18.55 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 17 new cases, 38.64 percent positive tests
Portage County: 30 new cases, 15.38 percent positive tests
Racine County: 20 new cases, 3.44 percent positive tests
Rock County: 18 new cases, 3.2 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 32 new cases, 12.08 percent positive tests
Trempeleau County: 10 new cases, 23.81 percent positive tests
Washington County: 30 new cases, 42.5 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 39 new cases, 4.89 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 21 new cases, 30.88 percent positive tests
Waushara County: 10 new cases, 27.03 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 27 new cases, 5.37 percent positive tests
Wood County: 14 new cases, 12.28 percent positive tests
Hospitalizations rose slightly to 290 currently hospitalized at the time of this reporting with COVID 19, three more than Monday and 47 fewer than a week ago. Of those, 96 are in ICUs, eight fewer than Monday.