For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin recorded over 3,000 positive tests for the virus in a single day.
The Department of Health Services says 3,132 cases were reported on Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 16,656 cases analyzed. That puts the positive percentage rate at 18.8-percent.
Over the past week, the rolling seven-day average for the daily positive percentage rate has remains just above 17-percent, ending a streak where it had been on a steady rise since late August.
State health officials have reported 141,830 positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. 26,774 are still considered active.
Nine deaths were reported Thursday due to COVID-19, increasing the statewide total to 1,424.
Hospitalizations also continue to increase across Wisconsin, reaching a new pandemic-record high with 907 people receiving treatment for the virus.