COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin trended upward again on Friday. The rate of positive coronavirus tests was 9.8%, and the Department of Health Services reported 1,021 new cases.
It’s the seventh time DHS has reported 1,000 or more new cases in a single day, and follow’s Thursday’s 943 cases and 7.6% positive test rate.
Today’s #COVID19_WI update has positive cases added since yesterday topping 1,000. If you’re looking ahead to the #weekend, check our activity level by region & county page to get information you need to make smart decisions about where to go & what to do: https://t.co/qZw0nSnWe6 pic.twitter.com/EG00DMPah7
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) August 14, 2020
The seven-day average is 780 new cases per day, still lower than 833 a week ago. DHS also reported 7 additional deaths, bringing the total to 1,025.
Also Friday, 45 new hospitalizations brought the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to 354, with 109 in intensive care.