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Most COVID indicators continue to improve, but fatalities continue


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 7,500 new coronavirus tests on Saturday, of which 1,681 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 22.5 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day rose slightly to 1,664.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 42 COVID deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 5,685. Since March, an additional 161 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths increased to 45.9.

Twenty-four counties reported at least one fatality, with the most — five — reported in both Dodge and Waukesha County.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, continued a sharp decline, falling from 21.4 to 21.7 percent, while the positive rate for all tests fell from 6.6 to 6.5 percent.

The state also reported Friday that 56,680 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series. In all, 310,256 vaccine doses have been administered. Vaccine data are not updated on the weekends.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to just over 23,400, about 4.4 percent of the 531,853 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.

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.