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Positive test rate edges up again as 13 more fatalities are confirmed

This report has been updated to reflect a message from DHS explaining the delay in today’s county-level data, as well as a correction to DHS’s reported active case data.

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose slightly to 6.7 percent — up from 5.8 — as just over than 14,000 tests returned 953 positive results, according to state and county public health data. That brings the total case count for Wisconsin to 47,870. Of those, nearly 9,700 are considered active — about 200 more than Friday

Additionally, 13 more fatalities were reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 891.

The highest local new case count came in Milwaukee County, with 324 new cases and 12.78 percent of tests coming back positive.

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

Brown County: 47 new cases, 3.18 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 10 new cases,
Dane County: 49 new cases, 1.86 percent positive tests
Dodge County: 10 new cases,
Eai Claire County: 10 new cases, 7.14 percent positive tests
Grant Conuty: 18 new cases,
Jefferson County: 22 new cases, 12.96 percent positive tests
Juneau County: 12 new cases,
Kenosha County: 26 new cases, 7.69 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 10 new cases, 7.32 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 24 new cases, 5.08 percent positive tests
Marinette County: 18 new cases,
Outagamie County: 19 new cases, 3.92 percent positive tests
Ozaukee County: 10 new cases,
Racine County: 42 new cases, 6.22 percent positive tests
Rock County: 24 new cases, 2.74 percent positive tests
Sauk County: 11 new cases,
Sheboygan County: 18 new cases, 7.6 percent positive tests
St Croix County: 11 new cases, 9.27 percent positive tests
Washington County: 13 new cases, 8.47 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 89 new cases, 9.51 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 18 new cases, 2.86 percent positive tests

The rate of disparity in Latino populations has improved but continues to stand out. Twenty-five percent of total cases are now Latino people, as are 19 percent of today’s cases. Latinos make up just seven percent of the state’s overall population.

Similarly, 16 percent of all cases are Black people, as are 23 percent of total COVID-19 related deaths in the state. Black people make up just six percent of the state’s population.