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Wisconsin confirms 2,745 new cases, third-highest single day count


The state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,745 new coronavirus cases Friday on 13,595 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 127,906, of which just over 23,000 are considered active, about 900 more than yesterday.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services has changed the way it reports data to more accurately reflect the situation, attributing both positive and negative tests to the dates they were processed, not the dates that the data was reported to DHS. This will give a more accurate report of the percentage of tests returning positive results, but will render the daily percentages as we have been reporting them irrelevant. Therefore we will now only report the seven-day positive test rate, and will no longer report daily percentages for the state or counties.

The state is also reporting this percentage by test, and by person, to account for the fact that some people receive multiple negative tests.

Given these new criteria, Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person is 17.5 percent, and by test is 9.4 percent — meaning 9.3 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 17.4 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,440.


A sharp increase in deaths due to coronavirus infection slowed slightly as six more fatalities were reported — two in Outagamie County and one each in Dodge, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Winnegago Counties. Additionally, a death previously reported in Washington County was taken out of the data, so the total death toll rose by five to 1,353.

Wisconsin has averaged 11 deaths per day over the past week.

A sharp increase in hospitalizations also slowed Thursday with 663 currently hospitalized, six fewer than Wednesday but and 141 more than a week ago. Of those, 181 are in intensive care units, 27 fewer Thursday and 34 more than a week ago.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 312.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Brown County: 226
Calumet County: 60
Chippewa County: 15
Columbia County: 39
Dane County:  16
Dodge County: 82
Door County:  13
Dunn County: 26
Eau Claire County: 42
Fond du Lac County: 68
Grant County: 26
Green Lake County: 12
Jefferson County: 36
Juneau County: 11
Kenosha County: 50
Kewaukee County: 25
La Crosse County: 40
Langlade County: 15
Lincoln County: 14
Manitowoc County: 43
Marathon County: 88
Marinette County: 50
Monroe County: 17
Oconto County: 59
Oneida County: 35
Outagamie County: 152
Ozaukee County: 19
Portage County: 32
Racine County: 74
Richland County: 20
Rock County: 53
Sauk County: 27
Shawano County: 58
Sheboygan County: 102
St Croix County: 30
Taylor County: 18
Trempeleau County: 19
Vilas County: 10
Walworth County: 73
Washington County: 65
Waukesha County: 146
Waupaca County: 32
Winnebago County: 199
Wood County: 28