Wisconsin has surpassed 500,000 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The Department of Health Services says 3,474 people tested positive for the virus Friday (January 8, 2021) from the 10,602 people tested.
This brings the pandemic total for positive cases to 502,012. 29,688 of them are considered active.
The end of the December holiday season has brought an increase in daily new cases, with the seven-day rolling average increasing to 2,715. The percentage of all tests coming back positive has been hovering around 30-percent for the past few weeks.
State health officials reported 40 deaths Friday due to the virus, increasing the pandemic total to 5,119.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 across Wisconsin stands at 1,054. There are no patients currently at the Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park, which has been the case since December 25. Four people have received Bamlanivimab infusion therapy at State Fair Park.
Today’s #COVID19_WI update, and #Wisconsin has now seen more than half a million confirmed cases – a cumulative 502,012. Please take steps to #StopTheSpread. Stay home if you can, stay 6′ apart, #MaskUpWisconsin, and wash your hands. More: https://t.co/RMFK9qifWu pic.twitter.com/zfaBrXQAni— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) January 8, 2021