More people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 than ever before — 509 — and eight more have died as the effects of the recent spike in coronavirus spread begin to be felt in Wisconsin.
The state confirmed 1,762 new coronavirus cases Tuesday on just over 13,400 tests, for a positive test rate of 13 percent. Those results bring the total case count to 105,932, of which over 15,260 are considered active, about 500 more than Tuesday.
Today is the 19th day of the past 20 that the positive test rate has been over 10 percent.
Wisconsin’s positive test rate for the past seven days is now 16.52 percent, and the 14-day rate is down slightly to 16.1 percent. Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases rose to 1,889 and the 14-day average to 1,619.
Eight new fatalities were reported today — four in Dodge County and one each in Brown, Jefferson, Manitowoc, and Waukesha Counties. Additionally, one death previously reported in Waupaca County was removed from the data, so the total death toll rose by seven to 1,251.
Wisconsin has averaged 4.43 deaths per day over the past week and 5.1 per day over the past two weeks.
The highest local new case count came in Brown County, with a stunning 329 new cases and 60 percent positive tests.
Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:
Burnett County: 15 new cases, 72.73 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 21 new cases, 39.68 percent positive tests
Clark County: 16 new cases,
Columbia County: 18 new cases,
Dane County: 93 new cases, 1.72 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 24 new cases, 18 percent positive tests
Dunn County: 24 new cases, 11.97 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 53 new cases, 31.73 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 41 new cases, 15.56 percent positive tests
Grant County: 27 new cases, 30.61 percent positive tests
Iowa County: 14 new cases, 22.03 percent positive tests
Jefferson County: 35 new cases, 6.8 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 26 new cases,
Kewaunee County: 14 new cases, 17.82 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 87 new cases, 19.84 percent positive tests
Lafayette County: 14 new cases,
Lincoln County: 10 new cases, 7.48 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 13 new cases, 100 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 39 new cases, 18.24 percent positive tests
Marinette County: 15 new cases, 26.09 percent positive tests
Milwaukee County: 145 new cases,
Monroe County: 15 new cases,
Oconto County: 26 new cases, 20.22 percent positive tests
Oneida County: 10 new cases, 13.89 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 95 new cases, 16.38 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 19 new cases, 13.86 percent positive tests
Portage County: 26 new cases, 12.75 percent positive tests
Racine County: 26 new cases, 8.25 percent positive tests
Rock County: 40 new cases, 33.33 percent positive tests
Sauk County: 10 new cases, 48.48 percent positive tests
Shawano County: 37 new cases, 7.09 percent positive tests
St Croix County: 19 new cases, 24.68 percent positive tests
Trempeleau County: 11 new cases, 46.48 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 19 new cases, 16.99 percent positive tests
Washington County: 56 new cases,
Waukesha County: 75 new cases, 13.9 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 44 new cases, 32.02 percent positive tests
Wood County: 11 new cases, 9.62 percent positive tests
The number hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday jumped to 509, the most the pandemic began and the first time over 500. The highest level of hospitalization to date was on April 9, with 446 hospitalized. Today’s total is 35 more than Monday and 139 more than a week ago — meaning the population of those hospitalized with COVID-19 has increased by 38 percent in one week. Of those, 140 were in ICUs, six more than Monday.