The state of Wisconsin confirmed 5,278 new coronavirus cases and 60 deaths on Saturday, the most cases reported in a single day and the second-most deaths.
With nearly 15,000 tests processed, the daily positive test rate was 35.5 percent.
The seven-day positive test rate jumped to 28.8 percent, up from 28.1 on Friday.
The total number of cases ever confirmed in Wisconsin is now 225,369, of which more than 48,000 — 21.4% — are considered active.
Eleven patients are currently being cared for in the alternate care facility in Milwaukee, up from eight on Friday. Statewide, 1,510 people are currently hospitalized, 36 fewer than Friday but 273 more than a week ago.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 4,279. The seven-day average of deaths fell to 37.3.
Deaths were reported in 26 counties. Locations of all deaths are below:
|Fond du Lac County||3|
|Eau Claire County||1|
Additionally, one death previously reported by Douglas County was removed from the data, so Wisconsin’s total death toll increased by 59 to 2,031.
All counties’ new case counts are below. Every county reported at least two new cases today; 61 reported 10 or more. Milwaukee had the most with 932 cases, and has confirmed more than 3,700 cases in the past five days.
|Fond du Lac County||177|
|Eau Claire County||107|
|St. Croix County||81|
|La Crosse County||77|
|Green Lake County||13|