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Third record in four days: 7,777 new cases, 58 deaths, positive test rate remains above 36%


The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record 7,777 new coronavirus cases Thursday — the third consecutive, and the fourth overall, day the state has confirmed more than 7,000, and the third record-setting day in the past four — on just over 18,500 tests, a positive test rate of just over 42 percent.

The seven-day positive test rate remained steady at 36.2 percent, down slightly from yesterday’s 36.4 percent.

The number of people currently hospitalized for coronavirus infection fell to 2,045, 32 fewer than Thursday. Of those, 435 are in the ICU, an increase of 11 since Thursday, and the patient population at the alternative care facility in Milwaukee rose by one to 15.

The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 301,165, of which just over 69,000 — nearly 23% — are considered active. That’s up by about 4,000 from Wednesday.

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 jumped to 6,339. The seven-day average of deaths rose from slipped slightly to 45.29.

Fifty-eight deaths were reported in 25 counties, including seven in Racine County. The total death toll in Wisconsin is now 2,573.

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.