Wisconsin confirmed 946 new coronavirus cases and 15 more deaths on Saturday.
The Department of Health Services (DHS) said Friday’s record 1,458 cases was attributable to a backlog of data processing earlier in the week.
DHS now reports the total number of cases since the pandemic began is 80,300. The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive fell to 11.8 percent today, down from yesterday’s 12.8 percent. Of the 80,300 cases, over 7,900 are considered active, about the same as yesterday.
Additionally, 15 reported deaths today brought the state’s total to 1,168 and were spread throughout the state. Six deaths were reported in Milwaukee County, two in Fond du Lac County, and one each in Dodge, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Rock, Waukesha and Waupaca Counties. It is the first reported fatality in Oneida County. Eighteen people who tested positive for coronavirus infection have died of other causes, and are not counted as covid fatalities.
Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 786 and the 14-day average to 757. Over the past seven days, the percentage of positive tests has averaged 9.0 percent, and 8.5 over the past 14 days.
Wisconsin has averaged seven deaths per day over the past week and 6.7 per day over the past two weeks.
The highest local new case count came in Dane County, with 162 new cases and 20.88 percent of tests coming back positive.
Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:
Brown County: 98 new cases, 15.03 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 20 new cases, 24.10 percent positive tests
Dane County: 162 new cases, 20.88 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 16 new cases, 8.99 percent positive tests
Douglas County: 10 new cases, 22.73 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 23 new cases, 5.53 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 16 new cases, 13.22 percent positive tests
Grant County: 18 new cases, 10.06 percent positive tests
Jefferson County: 16 new cases, 13.45 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 15 new cases, 10.71 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 26 new cases, 33.33 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 20 new cases, 23.53 percent positive tests
Milwaukee County: 105 new cases, 6.23 percent positive tests
Oconto County: 16 new cases, 23.53 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 72 new cases, 25.81 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 14 new cases, 21.88 percent positive tests
Portage County: 13 new cases, 11.82 percent positive tests
Racine County: 18 new cases, 5.44 percent positive tests
Rock County: 23 new cases, 31.94 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 12 new cases, 8.7 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 25 new cases, 14.97 percent positive tests
Washington County: 25 new cases, 20.83 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 34 new cases, 11.85 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 16 new cases, 88.89 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 18 new cases, 6.82 percent positive tests
Wood County: 10 new cases, 10.75 percent positive tests
Hospitalizations rose slightly to 302 currently hospitalized at the time of this reporting with COVID 19, nine more than Friday and seven fewer than a week ago. Of those, 116 are in ICUs, 12 more than Friday.