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Positive test rate holds steady, 62 more deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported 62 COVID deaths on Thursday. Twenty-nine counties reported at least one fatality, with Marathon County reporting the most with eight. The total death toll in the state is now 3,240. An additional 62 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.

The state also reported 5,095 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, on just over 13,700 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 37 percent. Still, the seven-day positive test rate rose only slightly to 28.5 percent and the number of active cases remained just under 75,000 — about 20 percent of the 374,537 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths down from 55 to 52.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 4,932.

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.