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Lower testing continues, but positive test rate stays steady


The state reported 2,534 new coronavirus cases on Monday, on just over 8,700 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 29 percent. Saturday, the daily positive test rate exceeded 50 percent for the first time, as 53% of tests processed were positive, and the positive test rate on Sunday was over 40 percent.

The seven-day positive test rate remained 27.8 percent for the second consecutive day, and the number of active cases fell to just under 79,000 — about 18 percent of the 387,086 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The number of people hospitalized continues to creep up as well, following two weeks of declines. Currently in Wisconsin, 1,845 people are hospitalized due to COVID, 21 more than yesterday, with 395 of those in the ICU.

The state of Wisconsin reported six COVID deaths on Monday. The total death toll in the state is now 3,313. An additional 62 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.

Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths to 43.14. The 14-day average of deaths is now 47.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 3,877.

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.