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Positive test rate remains above 10 percent 4th consecutive day


Wisconsin confirmed 567 new coronavirus cases Monday in just under 5,500 tests, making the positive test rate of 10.37 percent. That puts Wisconsin’s positive test rate for the past seven days at 11 percent, and the 14-day rate at 9.6 percent.

Today is the fourth consecutive day over 10 percent.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services now reports the total number of cases since the pandemic began is 81.760, of which just under 7,700 are considered active, about 200 fewer than yesterday.

No new deaths were reported today.

Today’s data brings the seven-day average of new cases to 880 and the 14-day average to 790.

Wisconsin has averaged 6.7 deaths per day over the past week and 5.7 per day over the past two weeks.

The highest local new case count came in Dane County, with 90 new cases and 8.56 percent of tests coming back positive. More than half of Dane County’s new cases today and Saturday are University of Wisconsin students and staff.

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

Brown County: 40 new cases, 30.53 percent positive tests
Calumet County: 15 new cases, 18.84 percent positive tests
Eau Claire County: 36 new cases, 31.58 percent positive tests
Fond du Lac County: 36 new cases, 100 percent positive tests
Green County: 14 new cases, 16.67 percent positive tests
La Crosse County: 11 new cases, 6.97 percent positive tests
Manitowoc County: 10 new cases, 51.61 percent positive tests
Marathon County: 10 new cases, 23.26 percent positive tests
Milwaukee County: 54 new cases, 12.22 percent positive tests
Oconto County: 10 new cases,
Outagamie County: 37 new cases, 50.46 percent positive tests
Portage County: 19 new cases, 97.3 percent positive tests
Rock County: 17 new cases, 55.38 percent positive tests
Walworth County: 22 new cases, 19.42 percent positive tests
Waukesha County: 24 new cases, 18.9 percent positive tests
Waupaca County: 11 new cases, 100 percent positive tests
Winnebago County: 20 new cases, 13.62 percent positive tests

Hospitalizations rose slightly to 289 currently hospitalized at the time of this reporting with COVID 19, three more that Sunday but one fewer than a week ago. Of those, 91 are in ICUs, five fewer than Sunday.