Wisconsin surpassed 400,000 COVID-19 cases during the pandemic Friday.
The Department of Health Services reported 4,847 positive test results from 15,197 total tests. This brings the current number of active cases in the state to 404,555.
The past week has seen a rise in the rolling seven-day average for positive percentage of tests by person. What was down below 28-percent a week ago has risen to nearly 33-percent. This is near the pandemic high of 36.9-percent set back on November 12.
State health officials also reported 63 deaths Friday, increasing the pandemic total to 3,625.
Your #COVID19_WI update: Recoveries are climbing, as is the number of people confirmed positive. On November 13, we topped 300K confirmed cases. Just 3 weeks later, we’re at 400K+. Our 7-day average of new confirmed cases sits above 4,000. #StopTheSpread: https://t.co/azIna3TqRR pic.twitter.com/qOQkVmcwc1— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) December 4, 2020
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 remain around 1,750 patients across Wisconsin. That includes 9 at the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park in West Allis. That number has remained less than half the peak set in mid-November at 23.