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Positive test rates continue decline, but death rate rises slightly


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 8,400 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 2,070 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 24.7 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 1,642.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 36 COVID deaths on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 5,643. Since March, an additional 161 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths increased to 45.3.

Seventeen counties reported at least one fatality, with the most — nine — reported in Racine County.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, continued a sharp decline, falling from 22.4 to 21.7 percent, while the positive rate for all tests fell from 7.2 to 6.6 percent.

The state also reports Thursday that 56,680 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 5,000 more than yesterday. In all, 310,256 vaccine doses have been administered.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to just under 24,000, about 4.54 percent of the 528,101 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.

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.