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Second-highest day of new cases as nearly 3,000 confirmed, 16 die


The state of Wisconsin confirmed a near-record-high 2,988 new coronavirus cases Friday on just over 14,800 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 144,818, of which just under 26,800 are considered active, about the same numberas yesterday.

Additionally, 16 more fatalities were reported — three in Marathon County, two each in Brown and Winnebago Counties and one each in Door, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Portage, Racine, Shawano and Winnebago Counties — bringing our total death toll to 1,440.

Our seven-day average of deaths is now 12.43.

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 17.4 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 17.4 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,416.

A surge in hospitalizations slowed for the day, with 894 hospitalized — 13 fewer than yesterday, but 231 more than a week ago. Of those, 233 are in ICUs – five more than yesterday and 52 more than a week ago.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 351. Close behind is Brown County with 245.

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

Barron County: 22
Brown County: 213
Calumet County: 45
Chippewa County: 33
Clark County: 14
Columbia County: 33
Dane County:  194
Dodge County: 59
Door County: 29
Douglas County: 17
Dunn County: 20
Eau Claire County: 44
Fond du Lac County: 53
Grant County: 23
Green Lake County: 16
Jefferson County: 51
Kenosha County: 41
Kewaukee County: 20
La Crosse County: 45
Langlade County: 42
Manitowoc County: 62
Marathon County: 149
Marinette County: 12
Milwaukee County: 371
Oconto County: 62
Oneida County: 23
Outagamie County: 135
Ozaukee County: 25
Pierce County: 13
Portage County: 32
Price County: 12
Racine County: 52
Richland County: 15
Rock County: 104
Sauk County: 12
Shawano County: 60
Sheboygan County: 91
St Croix County: 29
Vernon County: 10
Walworth County: 25
Washington County: 57
Waukesha County: 178
Waupaca County: 23
Waushara County: 37
Winnebago County: 146
Wood County:45