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COVID indicators continue to improve, but state reports 49 more deaths


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 7,000 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 1,567 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 22.6 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 1,392.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 49 COVID deaths on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 5,860. Since March, an additional 190 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths rose slightly to 31.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, stayed steady at 19.3 percent, while the positive rate for all tests slipped slightly to 5.4 percent — both the lowest reported to date.

The state also reported Thursday that 90,668 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 7,600 more since yesterday. In all, 476,855 vaccine doses have been administered, more than 50,000 since yesterday.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to just over 20,000, about 3.7 percent of the 539,916 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.