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Positive coronavirus test rate rises again as active cases near 10,000


The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose Saturday to 9.1 percent — up from 7.4 — as about 10,000 tests returned 922 positive results, according to state and county public health data. That brings the total case count for Wisconsin to 54,924. Of those, just under 10,000 are considered active, about 300 more than Saturday and the highest total to date.

One more fatalities was reported, in Waukesha County, bringing the total death toll to 948. Additionally, 18 people who tested positive for coronavirus infection have died of other causes, and are not counted as covid fatalities.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 208 new cases and 12.63 percent of tests coming back positive.

Other localities with higher case totals and positive tests rates include:

Brown County: 46 new cases, 8.23 percent positive tests
Dane County: 86 new cases, 5.06 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 27 new cases, 12.33 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 18 new cases, 85.71 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 15 new cases, 88.24 percent positive tests
Kenosha County: 21 new cases, 1.9 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 26 new cases, percent of positive tests unavailable
Marathon County: 17 new cases, 13.08 percent positive tests
Marinette County: 17 new cases, 19.77 percent positive tests
Monroe County: 10 new cases, 4.9 percent positive tests
Outagamie County: 25 new cases, 71.43 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 10 new cases, 9.9 percent positive tests
Portage County: 10 new cases, 76.92 percent positive tests
Racine County: 54 new cases, 40.91 percent positive tests
Sauk County: 14 new cases, 14.89 percent positive tests
Sheboygan County: 23 new cases, 12.37 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 12 new cases, 4.2 percent positive tests
Washington County: 20 new cases, 13.16 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 86 new cases, 17.24 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 11 new cases, 19.3 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 14 new cases, 7.53 percent positive tests

The rate of disparity in Latino populations has improved but continues to stand out. More than 24 percent of total cases are now Latino people, as well as 12.76 percent of today’s new positive cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.

Similarly, 15 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 22 percent of total COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.

The state now reports that 1.76 percent of all covid cases in Wisconsin have died, while 79.93 percent have recovered and 18.27 percent remain active.