In what Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm called a “crisis,” the state reported a record-high 5,936 new coronavirus cases Wednesday — a day after setting another record at 5,771.
The seven-day positive test rate continued its rise, reaching 31.1 percent today.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 244,002, of which about 52,500 — just over 21.5% — are considered active. That’s up by about 2,000 cases from Tuesday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 4,834. The seven-day average of deaths jumped to 37.
Fifty-six deaths were reported in 20 counties, and two deaths previously reported in Sheboygan County were removed from the data, so the total death toll in Wisconsin rose by 54 to 2,156. The deaths were reported in the following counties:
|Eau Claire County||3|
All counties’ new case counts are below. Every county reported at least four new cases today; 65 counties reported more than 10. Milwaukee had the most with 961 cases.
|La Crosse County||170|
|Fond du Lac County||97|
|Eau Claire County||91|
|St. Croix County||80|
|Green Lake County||11|