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Positive COVID test rate continues to rise as reporting slows


With testing and reporting slow over the holiday weekend, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,000 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 1,078 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 21 percent.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, however, continued its steep increase from 30.2 to 30.7 — the highest since December 7 — and the positive rate for all tests increased remained steady at 10.7. The number of active cases fell to just under 27,000 — about 5.5 percent of the 484,085 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The state of Wisconsin also reported one COVID deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 4,870. An additional 136 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. With lower numbers of death certificates being processed over the holidays, the seven-day average of reported deaths has fallen to 26.7, but the 30-day average is 46.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 2,211.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID in Wisconsin increased slightly, rising by eight to 1,018. The number of patients in intensive care units rose by three to 230.

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.