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Positive test rates, cases continue to fall; 3,858 new cases, 48 deaths reported Friday


The state of Wisconsin reported 48 COVID deaths on Friday, and one previously reported death was removed from the data, so the total death toll increased by 47 to 3,991. An additional 75 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average slipped slightly from 54.6 to 52.3 while the 14-day average went up from 50 to 52.

Meanwhile the state reported 3,858 new coronavirus cases on just over 11,000 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 35 percent.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested fell from 28.7 to 28.1, and the positive rate for all tests fell from 12.3 to 11.7. The number of active cases continued its steady decline and is now just over 50,250 — about 11.7 percent of the 429,957 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 3,429.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID19 also continued to fall, as 1,448 people are currently hospitalized, 36 fewer than yesterday and 212 fewer than a week ago. The number of people in intensive care fell by four to 328. The patient population of the alternate care facility in Milwaukee fell from 11 to nine.

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.