The state of Wisconsin reported 104 COVID deaths on Tuesday, breaking the previous record of 92 set six days ago. Thirty-eight counties reported at least one fatality, with Milwaukee County reporting the most with 20 followed by Racine County with 13. The total death toll in the state is now 3,115. An additional 62 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.
The state also reported 6,202 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, on just over 16,000 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 37.6 percent – much higher than yesterdays’ 25 percent. Still, the seven-day positive test rate fell to 28.7 percent and the number of active cases rose to just under 76,000 — about 21 percent of the 363,973 total cases the state has confirmed to date.
Today’s total brings the seven-day average of deaths up from 51.7 to 53.43.
The number of people hospitalized declined for the fifth of the past six days to 1,986, 13 fewer than Monday and 291 fewer than a week ago. Of those, 436 are in the ICU, two fewer than yesterday.
The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 5,356.
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.