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Positive test rates hold steady as death toll in Wisconsin passes 4,000


The state of Wisconsin reported 50 COVID deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s total death toll past 4,000 to 4,041. An additional 75 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average fell from 52.3 to 48.43 while the 14-day average went up from 52 to 54.

Meanwhile the state reported 4,059 new coronavirus cases on just over 13,600 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 29.75 percent.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested fell from 28.1 to 28.0, and the positive rate for all tests fell from 11.7 to 11.3. The number of active cases continued its steady decline and is now just over 48,000 — about 11.1 percent of the 434,016 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The seven-day average of new cases per day increased slightly to 3,640.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID19 also continued to fall, as 1,384 people are currently hospitalized, 64 fewer than yesterday and 209 fewer than a week ago. The number of people in intensive care fell by six to 322. The patient population of the alternate care facility in Milwaukee fell from nine to eight.

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.