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Average number of COVID-19 cases spikes after weeks of declining cases in Wisconsin

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Posted at 9:24 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 22:24:11-05

Wisconsin experienced its first spike in average COVID-19 cases in over two weeks Friday.

Since Oct. 18, the seven-day average number of daily coronavirus cases has decreased almost every day. But that trend ended Friday, as DHS reported a jump in 507 average cases.

Deaths caused by the coronavirus are also seeing a spike after almost a week of declining deaths. The DHS reported a weekly average of 53 deaths Friday, up from 46 the day before and 40 last Saturday. Wisconsin clocked a high of 55 average deaths on Nov. 25.

Meanwhile, the percent positivity continued to climb through those weeks of decline for cases and deaths. From around Nov. 11 until Nov. 27, the percent positive (by person) and percent positive (by test) declined day after day. That changed last Saturday, when both metrics began to increase again, reaching 32.7 percent (by person) and 14.2 percent (by test) Friday.

On Friday, DHS also reported 63,602 active cases and 1,660 active hospitalizations. At least 337,653 people have recovered from the virus. At least 3,625 people have died from the coronavirus in Wisconsin.

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