The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record-high 7,065 coronavirus cases Saturday, the third record-setting day in the past four and the first time more than 7,000 have been reported in a single day.
The seven-day positive test rate continued its rise as well, jumping more than a full point to 34.1 percent today, the highest yet.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 263,131, of which almost 58,000 — 22% — are considered active. That’s up by about 2,000 cases from Wednesday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 5,711. The seven-day average of deaths slipped to 38.57.
Forty-five deaths were reported in 25 counties, bringing the total death toll to 2,301. The deaths were reported in the following counties:
|Eau Claire County||1|
All counties’ new case counts are below. Every county reported at least three new cases today; 20 counties reported more than 100. Milwaukee had the most with 950 cases.
|Fond du Lac County||220|
|La Crosse County||217|
|Eau Claire County||181|
|St. Croix County||77|
|Green Lake County||23|