The state of Wisconsin reported 6,473 new coronavirus cases on Friday, on just over 19,100 tests — a daily positive test rate of about 33.8 percent. Even so, the seven-day positive test rate fell to 31.7 percent — the fifth consecutive decline — while the number of active cases increased to more than 75,600 — about 22 percent of the 344,946 total cases the state has confirmed to date.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 78 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 2,876. The state has reported 305 deaths in the past four days.
Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths to 54.4, the highest yet.
Thirty counties reported at least one death. Milwaukee County reported the most with 9, followed by Kenosha County with nine.
The number of people hospitalized fell for the second consecutive day to 2,076, a decrease of 28 since Thursday, but still 31 more than a week ago. Of those, 441 are in the ICU, 14 more than yesterday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 6,439.
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.