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Positive COVID test rates continue sharp increase


The state also reported just under 8,300 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 1,905 were positive, for a positive test rate of 23 percent, considerably lower than yesterday’s 39 percent..

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, however, jumped from 28.4 percent to 30.2 — the highest since December 8 — and the positive rate for all tests increased 10.3 to 10.8 percent. The number of active cases fell to just over 27,600 — about 5.7 percent of the 482,997 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 10 COVID deaths on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 4,869. 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 27.86, but the 30-day average is 48.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 2,413.

The number of people currently hospitalized due to COVID in Wisconsin continued to decline, falling by 36 to 1,010. The number of patients in intensive care units fell by 10 to 227.

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.