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Lower testing yields fewer new cases; six deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported 3,507 new coronavirus cases on Friday, on just under 15,000 tests — the lowest number of new cases since November 2, and a daily positive test rate of about 29.7 percent. Even so, the seven-day positive test rate held steady at 30.6 percent and the number of active cases fell to just over 75,000 — about 21 percent of the 354,677 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also reported six COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, but removed another six from the data — including four previously reported cases in Waupaca County — meaning the total death toll remains 3,005.

Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths down from 54.3 to 52.6.

The number of people hospitalized fell for the fourth consecutive day to 1,988, a decrease of two since Saturday, and 108 fewer than a week ago. Of those, 428 are in the ICU, nine fewer than yesterday.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 6,320.

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.