Wisconsin health officials have confirmed more than 750 new cases of COVID-19 across the state Thursday.

MADISON, Wis. (Ben Caxton)— Wisconsin health officials have confirmed more than 750 new cases of COVID-19 across the state Thursday.

Out of the 9,871 people tested in the past day, 754* of those results came back positive. That’s a noticeable increase, as Wednesday’s case count peaked at 613.

In Dane County, public health officials said new daily COVID-19 cases have dropped by almost 50% since the county’s mask mandate went into effect.

State and county health officials said Wisconsin has reached a lifetime total of 68,403 confirmed cases, with 11.8% of those still active.

According to the state Department of Health Services, the positive percentage of new tests once again went up half a percentage point, with Thursday’s total now at 7.5%. The seven-day average continues to sit at 8%.

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