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New COVID cases in Wisconsin top 2,100, but positive test rates hold steady


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 8,700 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 2,177 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 25 percent. With testing remaining lower than in previous weeks, the seven-day average of new cases per day rose slightly to 1,657.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 45 COVID deaths on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 5,607. 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 44.9.

Twenty-three counties reported at least one fatality, with the most — six — reported in Brown 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 22.9 to 22.4 percent, while the positive rate for all tests fell held steady at 7.2 percent.

The state also reports Thursday that 51,801 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 5,000 more than yesterday. In all, 285,358 vaccine doses have been administered.

The number of people hospitalized also continued a steep decline, falling by 26 to 808. Of those, 173 are in ICUs, 20 fewer than Friday.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to just under 24,000, about 4.54 percent of the 528,101 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.