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.

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.

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