The number of positive COVID-19 test results in Wisconsin compared to the total number of tests given in the last 24 hours has skyrocketed to near 11%.
The latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Saturday show that 6,822 tests were administered and 738 came back positive for a rate of 10.8%.
That continues a three-day upward trend, starting on July 2nd when the rate was 4.2%. On Friday, July 3rd, the rate was 5.7%.
738 is the highest single day total for COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin since the pandemic began, topping the previous record of 733 set on May 29.
No new deaths were identified between Friday and Saturday, keeping the overall death total in the state at 796.
As of Saturday, July 4th, there were 5,763 active cases that had been identified in Wisconsin.
The statewide hospitalization rate for COVID-19 patients is 235, down 9 from Friday and has stayed relatively in this range for the past few weeks.