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Record 107 deaths reported, positive test rate jumps over 30%


The state of Wisconsin reported a record-setting 107 COVID deaths on Tuesday, a dramatic increase likely due in part to delays in reporting over the holiday weekend. The total death toll in the state is now 3,420. An additional 62 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average is now 43.6.

Forty-two counties reported at least one fatality.

Meanwhile the state reported 4,078 new coronavirus cases, on just under 10,500 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 39 percent.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested jumped 27.8 percent to 30.1, and the positive rate for all tests is now 13. The number of active cases remains just under 69,000 — about 17.5 percent of the 391,426 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The number of people hospitalized fell again after two days of small increases. Currently in Wisconsin, 1,827 people are hospitalized due to COVID, 18 fewer than yesterday, but the number of people in the ICU jumped by 20 to 415.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 3,645.

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.