MADISON (NBC 26) -- Wisconsin once again saw a decline in coronavirus numbers Friday, reporting only 1,300 new cases of COVID-19. The seven day average dipped down to 4,413.
It's a significant decrease in new cases reported; Thursday's number of new cases was more than 5,000. The last time the number of daily new cases dropped below 2,000 was October 12.
The Wisconsin Department of Health services said Friday that test results may take longer to get during this holiday season.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin is now more than 375,000. The recovery percentage ticked back up to 80% on Friday.
The number of newly reported deaths was also down Friday. Wisconsin reported 17 new deaths, a decline from Thursday's number of 62. The COVID-19 death toll in Wisconsin is now just over 2,500. Additionally, 57 more people were hospitalized Friday.
The state has seen a decline in the average of new cases it reports each day, but still had the nation’s eighth-highest number of new cases per capita over the last two weeks, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. One in every 145 people tested positive in the past week.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.