Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to increase in Wisconsin. The state recorded six more deaths due to COVID-19, along with 76 more hospitalizations, according to Thursday’s update from the Department of Health Services.

DHS reported 2,392 positive test results — the second highest daily total ever — and a positive test rate of 18 percent.

The seven-day average of daily reported positive cases rose to 1,940, up from 1,409 a week ago. More than 500 patients are currently hospitalized, with 140 in intensive care.

There have been a total of 1,265 deaths due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin – 1.2 percent of positive cases.

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 90,726 or 84.8 percent, are considered recovered.

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