More than 5,000 new coronavirus cases confirmed Saturday, death rate increases following one day dip
MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin health officials say they have confirmed another 5,146 new coronavirus cases Saturday. This comes after the state’s record day of 7,777 new cases on Friday, which put Wisconsin past the 300,000 case milestone.
As of Saturday, the state has seen a cumulative confirmed case total of 306,311.
The state received a total 18,954 test results Saturday, and 27%, (about one in four tests) were positive. The remaining 13,311 tests were negative.
More than 68,000 people who tested positive (68,453) are still considered active cases, meaning they were diagnosed in the past 30 days and haven’t been medically cleared. That’s 22.4% of all the state’s cases. 235,170 people, or 76.8% of all known cases, are considered recovered.
52 more patients were added to the…