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State confirms 5,922 new cases — second straight day over 5,900 — as positive case rate reaches 32%

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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
Marathon County 3
Milwaukee County 3
Chippewa County 2
Fond du Lac County 2
Grant County 2
St. Croix County 2
Washington County 2
Waukesha County 2
Waupaca County 2
Ashland 1
Brown County 1
Clark County 1
Dodge County 1
Jefferson County 1
Kewaunee County 1
Outagamie County 1
Ozaukee County 1
Portage County 1
Racine County 1
Rock County 1
Shawano County 1
Sheboygan County 1
Taylor County 1
Trempealeau County 1
Winnebago County 1

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.

Milwaukee County 899
Waukesha County 438
Dane County 332
Brown County 291
Racine County 243
Eau Claire County 240
Dodge County 194
Kenosha County 186
Chippewa County 174
Marathon County 173
Washington County 173
Outagamie County 169
Winnebago County 143
Fond du Lac County 142
La Crosse County 125
Rock County 114
Walworth County 113
Barron County 92
Jefferson County 88
Sheboygan County 77
Portage County 73
Sauk County 68
Ozaukee County 67
Dunn County 63
Grant County 63
Polk County 57
Waupaca County 53
Calumet County 50
Clark County 48
Monroe County 48
Pierce County 48
St. Croix County 48
Iowa County 44
Manitowoc County 42
Marinette County 42
Shawano County 42
Trempealeau County 41
Waushara County 41
Columbia County 36
Lincoln County 36
Green County 32
Jackson County 26
Vernon County 25
Juneau County 24
Oconto County 23
Rusk County 22
Vilas County 22
Crawford County 21
Door County 21
Wood County 20
Menominee County 18
Oneida County 18
Sawyer County 17
Pepin County 16
Price County 15
Buffalo County 14
Burnett County 14
Douglas County 14
Forest County 14
Lafayette County 14
Kewaunee County 13
Taylor County 13
Ashland County 12
Green Lake County 12
Langlade County 12
Washburn County 12
Marquette County 10
Iron County 9
Richland County 8
Adams County 7
Bayfield County 7
Florence County 1