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Positive test rate falls below 30% for first time since Nov. 1 as just under 3,100 new cases reported


The state of Wisconsin reported 3,095 new coronavirus cases on Friday, on just over 12,000 tests — the lowest number of new cases in over a month, and a daily positive test rate of about 25.8 percent. The seven-day positive test rate fell to 29.3 percent and the number of active cases fell to just over 74,000 — about 21 percent of the 357,772 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also reported six COVID-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 3,011.

Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths down from 52.6 to 51.71. Fewer deaths are typically reported on Sundays and Mondays, so we anticipate a higher number of fatalities to be reported tomorrow and later in the week.

The number of people hospitalized rose again after four consecutive decreases, to 1,999, 11 more than Sunday but 275 fewer than a week ago. Of those, 438 are in the ICU, 10 more than yesterday.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 5,654.

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.