Health officials confirmed about 1,200 more coronavirus cases and confirmed 12 more dead


MADISON, Wis. – According to state and county health officials, 1,211 people have died of coronovirus complications in the state’s counties, and 12 have died in Wisconsin.

Since the beginning of the month, Wisconsin has gradually increased its seven-day average for the percentage of positive tests. On Saturday, the seven-day average reached 13.4%. Roughly 11.6% of the tests came positive on Saturday.

Percentage of positive cases by day 9 12 2020

Health officials on Saturday confirmed 1,177 additional cases to bring Wisconsin’s total lifespan to 87,654 *.

Of all patients who have tested positive throughout the state, 9,467 still have active infection. This is about 11% of the state’s total number of patients with confirmed infections.

In Wisconsin, a number of single-day coronovirus records come at the end of a week filled with records.

On Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and county health officials confirmed a record-breaking 1,546 cases in a single day. That same day, Dane County broke its previous one-day record when 456 new cases were confirmed by public health Madison & Dane County officials, many of which tied up with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and students.

According to DHS data, people aged 20–29 in Wisconsin confirm a quarter of cases.

Despite a spike in cases recently, the state’s supreme court temporarily suspended a Dane-County emergency order requiring 12th-grade students to have all-virtual classes. Public health officials and the mayor of Madison have expressed disappointment after the verdict.

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* News 3 now uses data from DHS and County DashboArds to calculate daily cases and deaths. DHS posts new numbers at 2pm daily, and our newsroom keeps updating our cases throughout the day, reporting additional counties. Using a combination of state and county data, News3Now is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date COVID-19 coverage.