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83 more deaths, 6,635 new cases reported; 7-day positive test rate falls for third straight day


The state of Wisconsin reported 6,635 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, more than 200 cases more than the previous record, on just over 19,200 tests — a daily positive test rate of about 34.5 percent. Even so, the seven-day positive test rate fell to 33.1 percent — the third consecutive decline — while the number of active cases increased to more than 75,500 — about 22 percent of the 368,472 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 83 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, bringing the total to 2,876. The state has reported 227 deaths in the past three days.

Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths to 51.6, the first time over 50.

Thirty-one counties reported at least one death. Milwaukee County reported the most with 12, followed by Kenosha County with nine.

The number of people hospitalized fell sharply to 2,104, a decrease of 113 since Wednesday. Of those, 427 are in the ICU, one fewer than yesterday.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell from 6,408 to 6,218.

The table below shows new cases, new cases per 100,000 residents and new deaths for each county. Click on the header of any column to sort the data by that column.