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.
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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