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Wisconsin confirms more than 1,000 coronavirus cases for the third time this week


The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results fell slightly to 5.8 percent — down from 6.9 — as more than 17,000 tests returned 1,018 positive results, according to state and county public health data. That brings the total case count for Wisconsin to 46,916. Of those, nearly 9,700 are considered active — about 200 more than Thursday.

It was the highest number of test results reported in a single day; the previous high was just over 16,000 on June 3, when 2.94 percent of tests returned positive results.

No new fatalities were reported Friday, leaving the statewide death toll at 865.

The largest local increase was in Milwaukee County – including their latest posted numbers at 1:30 pm today – with 340 new cases and 10.75 percent of tests coming back positive.

Several other counties saw significant increases or high positive test rates, including:

Brown County: 21 new cases, 3.18 percent positive tests
Dane County: 63 new cases, 1.86 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 10 new cases, 7.14 percent positive tests
Jefferson County: 21 new cases, 12.96 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 59 new cases, 7.69 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 18 new cases, 7.32 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 10 new cases, 5.08 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 20 new cases, 3.92 percent positive tests
Racine County: 45 new cases, 6.22 percent positive tests
Rock County: 11 new cases, 2.74 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 13 new cases, 7.6 percent positive tests
St Croix County: 19 new cases, 9.27 percent positive tests
Trempeleau County: 10 new cases, 17.24 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 13 new cases, 5.42 percent positive tests
Washington County: 31 new cases, 8.47 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 142 new cases, 9.51 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 11 new cases, 4.07 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 12 new cases, 2.86 percent positive tests

Statewide hospitalization data was not available today as the Wisconsin Hospitalization Association and Department of Health Services were changing the way they report data to comply with new federal guidelines. However, it was reported that 54 people were admitted to a hospital in the past 24 hours — 14 of them in their 60s, seven of them in their 70s, 10 in their 80s and 2 in their 90s.

The rate of disparity in Latino populations continues to stand out. Twenty-five percent of total cases are now Latino people, as are 12 percent of deaths. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.

Similarly, 16 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 23 percent of total COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.

DHS also reports that just under 77 percent of those confirmed to have been infected have recovered and two percent have died.