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36 more dead; 3,279 new cases; 19.6% positive test rate — all records as coronavirus rages through Wisconsin


Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 36 more deaths were reported in 23 different counties.

The state of Wisconsin confirmed a record-high 3,279 new coronavirus cases Monday on just over 14,500 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 155,471, of which just over 30,000 are considered active, about 500 more than yesterday.

Additionally, 36 more fatalities were reported — six in Outagamie County, three in Brown County, two each in Dane, Langlade, Milwaukee, Richland, Taylor, Washington and Ashland Counties,and one each in Chippewa, Douglas, Eau Claire, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Jefferson, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Marathon, Vernon, Waupaca and Wood Counties. Two deaths previously reported in Lincoln and Manitowoc Counties were removed from the data, so Wisconsin’s total death toll rose by 34 to 1,508.

Our seven-day average of deaths is now 15.57.

Wisconsin’s seven-day of positive tests by person rose from 19.1 percent to 19.6, the highest rate yet. The positive rate by test is now 10.1, a slight increase from yesterday’s 9.9 percent — meaning 10.1 percent of the tests given in the past seven days were positive, while 19.6 percent of the people tested were positive.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 2,727, the highest rate yet.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County with a stunning 534.

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

Barron County: 14
Brown County: 241
Calumet County: 64
Chippewa County: 26
Columbia County: 32
Dane County:  108
Dodge County: 59
Fond du Lac County: 119
Eau Claire County: 54
Grant County: 31
Green County: 14
Green Lake County: 20
Jefferson County: 74
Kenosha County: 57
Kewaunee County: 17
La Crosse County: 21
Langlade County: 41
Lincoln County: 10
Manitowoc County: 73
Marathon County: 63
Marinette County: 19
Marquette County: 19
Milwaukee County: 534
Monroe County: 15
Oconto County: 36
Outagamie County: 189
Portage County: 25
Racine County: 97
Richland County: 26
Rock County: 54
Sauk County: 40
Shawano County: 33
Sheboygan County: 37
St Croix County: 22
Trempeleau County: 20
Vilas County: 10
Walworth County: 27
Washington County: 98
Waukesha County: 387
Waupaca County: 28
Waushara County: 16
Winnebago County: 197
Wood County: 20

Governor Tony Evers today repeated his call for the Republican-controlled legislature to come to the table to work together on solutions. Meanwhile one Republican legislator put out a statement against Black Lives Matter in school curriculum and the state GOP criticized the state Democratic party on court-packing.