The state of Wisconsin reported 64 COVID deaths on Wednesday, a day after setting a record with 104. Thirty-two counties reported at least one fatality, with Kenosha County reporting the most with eight. One death previously reported by Pierce County was removed from the data, so the total death toll in the state increased by 63 to 3,178. An additional 62 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.
The state also reported 5,469 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, on just over 17,000 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 31.7 percent. Still, the seven-day positive test rate fell to 28.3 percent and the number of active cases rose to just under 75,000 — about 21 percent of the 369,443 total cases the state has confirmed to date.
Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths up from 53.43 to 55.
The number of people hospitalized continued a steep decline, dropping by 92 to 1,892. Of those, 441 are in the ICU, five more than yesterday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 5,162.
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.