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State reports 5,126 new coronavirus cases; positive test rate hits new high


The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a 5,126 new coronavirus cases Saturday — the first day the state has reported fewer than 6,000 cases since Sunday — on just under 19,000 tests, a positive test rate of just over 27 percent.

The seven-day positive test rate remained rose slightly to 36.5 percent, up slightly from yesterday’s 36.2 percent.

The number of people currently hospitalized for coronavirus infection fell for the third consecutive day to 2,034, 11 fewer than Thursday. Of those, 435 are in the ICU, the same number as Friday, and the patient population at the alternative care facility in Milwaukee rose by five to 20 — the largest single-day jump to date.

The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 306,311, of which just over 68,000 — just over 22% — are considered active. That’s down by about 1,000 from Friday.

DHS reported that it took Wisconsin seven months to reach 100,000 cases, 36 days to reach 200,000 and 18 days to reach 300,000.

The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 6,484. The seven-day average of deaths rose to 46.29.

Fifty-two deaths were reported in 30 counties, including seven in Racine County. The total death toll in Wisconsin is now 2,625. Over the past week, 324 deaths have been reported.

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.


At a press conference Monday, county and city leaders urged citizens to stay home, avoid gatherings and not to travel outside the county to attend gatherings. Governor Tony Evers reiterated the same message in a statewide address Tuesday.