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COVID death rate continues to fall, along with other indicators


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,900 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 1,177 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 20 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 1,270.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 14 COVID deaths on  Wednesday, increasing the total death toll to 5,951. Since March, an additional 190 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths fell to 23.4.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, rose slightly from 19.7 to 19.9 percent, and the positive rate for all tests rose slightly from 5.1 to 5.2 percent.

The state also reported Thursday that 117,367 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, almost 8,650 more since yesterday. In all, 613,247 vaccine doses have been administered, more than 44,400 since yesterday.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to just under 17,000, about 3.1 percent of the 545,437 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.

The table below lists new cases, new cases per 100,000 residents and new fatalities for each county in Wisconsin. It is sortable by any of those measures by clicking at the top of any column.