The state of Wisconsin reported a near-record-high 5,922 new coronavirus cases Thursday — a day after setting a record at 5,935.
The seven-day positive test rate continued its rise, reaching 32 percent today, the highest yet.
The number of people hospitalized increased by 27 to 1,774, a new high. That is 321 more than one week ago. Of those, a record-high 376 are in the ICU, 16 more than yesterday.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 249,925, of which about 54,400 — just over 21.7% — are considered active. That’s up by about 2,000 cases from Wednesday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 4,972. The seven-day average of deaths fell slightly to 35.14.
Thirty-nine deaths were reported in 26 counties, and one death previously reported in Dane County was removed from the data, so the total death toll in Wisconsin rose by 38 to 2,194. The deaths were reported in the following counties:
|La Crosse County||3|
|Fond du Lac County||2|
|St. Croix County||2|
All counties’ new case counts are below. Every county reported at least one new cases today; 67 counties reported more than 10. Milwaukee had the most with 899 cases.
|Eau Claire County||240|
|Fond du Lac County||142|
|La Crosse County||125|
|St. Croix County||48|
|Green Lake County||12|