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Lower testing returns fewer positive cases, 17 deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported 17 COVID deaths on Sunday — seven in Barron County alone — bringing the state’s total death toll to 3,719. The state has reported 409 deaths over the past five days. An additional 75 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average fell slightly to 58.86, while the 14-day average rose to 51.

Meanwhile the state reported 2,791 new coronavirus cases on just over 10,500 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 26.4 percent.

Still, the seven-day positive rate for all people tested slipped from 31.3 percent to 31.1, and the positive rate for all tests rose to 13.5. The number of active cases continued its steady decline and is now 59,000 — about 14.4 percent of the 412,160 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The seven-day average of new cases per day increased to 4,157.

The number of people hospitalized continued a steep decline, dropping by 91 to 1,502 statewide, of whom 325 are in ICUs.

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.