MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin has set a new one-day record for COVID-19 cases identified within a 24-hour period.
The latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services show that 1,498 tests came back positive on Friday out of 11,702 tests analyzed.
The previous record high for a 24-hour period was set back on August 8 when 1,165 positive tests were announced.
The positive percentage rate on Friday was 12.8%, up from 7.9% in the previous 24-hour period.
Seven new COVID-19 related deaths were also announced on Friday, bringing the total number in Wisconsin to 1,153.
There are currently 7,964 active cases of COVID-19 in the state of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tweeted on Friday that both the positive and negative numbers were higher due to “problems with the laboratory test reporting that have now been fixed.”
The seven-day average for positive percentage rate also rose on Friday to 9.1%.