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13 more coronavirus deaths, positive test rate dips


The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results fell to 7.6 percent — down from 9.8 on Friday — as just over 11,000 tests returned 829 positive results, according to Wisconsin state and county public health data. The 829 new cases bring the total case count for Wisconsin to 65,056. Of those, just over 8,800 are considered active, about 200 fewer than Friday.

Additionally, 13 more fatalities were reported — three in Milwaukee County, three in Racine County, two in Waukesha County and one each in Dane, Marathon, Pierce, Taylor and Walworth Counties — increasing the death toll in Wisconsin to 1,038. Additionally, 18 people who tested positive for coronavirus infection have died of other causes, and are not counted as covid fatalities.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 732 and the 14-day average to 779. Over the past seven days, the percentage of positive tests has averaged 7.06 percent.

Wisconsin has averaged six deaths per day over the past week and seven per day over the past two weeks, for a total of 91 in the past 14 days.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 175 new cases and 14.84 percent of tests coming back positive.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Brown County: 44 new cases, 3.6 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 15 new cases, 6.94 percent positive tests
Dane County: 34 new cases, 2.91 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 26 new cases, 22.61 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 13 new cases, 5.39 percent positive tests
Green County: 16 new cases, 13.45 percent positive tests.
Jefferson County: 11 new cases, 12.79 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 37 new cases, 29.13 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 18 new cases, 6.74 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 11 new cases, 3.47 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 15 new cases, 6.61 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 13 new cases, 8.67 percent positive tests
Racine County: 22 new cases, 6.73 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 21 new cases, 10.4 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 49 new cases,  14.16 percent positive tests
Washington County: 19 new cases, 15.57 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 89 new cases, 13.01 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 13 new cases, 17.11 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 15 new cases, 3.5 percent positive tests
Wood County: 15 new cases, 3.89 percent positive tests

Hospitalization data was not updated Saturday.

The rate of disparity in Latino populations has improved but continues to stand out. More than 23 percent of total cases are now Latino people, as well as 10.4 percent of today’s new positive cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.

Similarly, 14 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 21 percent of total COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.

The state now reports that 1.6 percent of all covid cases in Wisconsin have died, while 85 percent have recovered and 14 percent remain active.