The state Department of Health Services reports Wisconsin’s highest single-day total of new positive COVID-19 test results on Thursday – and ten additional deaths.
DHS reported 1,547-or 17.5 percent-of 7,275 new results were returned as positive. The seven-day average percentage of new positives – 13.4 – is a new record high, and the seven-day average of reported positive daily cases is 1004, up from 674 a week ago.
Your #COVID19_WI update, and a reminder. Along with these summary statistics, we encourage you to look at 7- and 14-day averages. Those smooth out day-to-day fluctuations and more clearly show the trends happening in our state: https://t.co/mAVfWJv6Gc pic.twitter.com/2mKZABqCy5
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) September 10, 2020
Also on Thursday, UW-Madison reported nearly 400 new COVID-19 cases associated with its campus, where all classes are going online and a pair of residence halls are on two week quarantine.
The additional deaths bring the statewide total to 1,193 lives lost due to coronavirus.