The state of Wisconsin reported 7,989 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, more than 200 cases more than the previous record, on just over 20,000 tests — a daily positive test rate of nearly 40 percent. Even so, the seven-day positive test rate fell to 34.7 percent while the number of active cases increased to more than 74,600 — about 22 percent of the 331,837 total cases the state has confirmed to date.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 52 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total to 2,793. The state has reported 144 deaths in the past two days.
Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths to 48, slightly lower than yesterday’s 49.4.
Twenty-four counties reported at least one death. Milwaukee County reported the most with 11.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose slightly to 6,408.
The table below shows new cases, new cases per 100,000 residents and new deaths for each county. Click on the header of any column to sort the data by that column.