The state of Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a record 7,048 new coronavirus cases Tuesday — the second consecutive, and the third overall, day the state has confirmed more than 7,000 — on just under 17,500 tests, a staggering positive test rate of just over 40 percent.
The seven-day positive test rate remained steady at 35.9 percent — down just slightly from 36 percent yesterday.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 285,891, of which just about 64,000 — more than 22% — are considered active. That’s up by about 2,000 from Saturday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day jumped to 5,995. The seven-day average of deaths rose from 41.86 to 43.
Sixty-two deaths were reported in 28 counties, bringing the total death toll to 2,457.
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.