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State reports 60 more deaths, 2,799 new cases; positive test rates continue to fall


The state of Wisconsin reported 60 COVID deaths on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 4,674. An additional 102 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average remains just under 60 at 59.86, while the 14- and 30-day averages held at 52.

One of the people who died was in their 20s. Three were in their 50s, 11 in their 60s, 14 in their 70s, 19 in their 80s and 12 were older than 90.

The state also reported just 10,518 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 2,799 were positive, for a positive test rate of 26.6 percent.

The state is processing far fewer tests for novel coronavirus than it did at the peak in mid-November — barely over half the number on a daily basis — which is likely responsible for a sharp decline in the number of new cases confirmed each day.

From December 13-20, the state processed an average of 8,530 tests per day, a 54.7 percent drop since the daily testing rate peaked at 18,857 on November 13.

The seven-day positive rate for all people fell sharply to 25.1 percent and the positive rate for all tests slipped to 8.9 percent. The number of active cases continued its steady decline and is now just over 33,400 — about 7.2 percent of the 466,393 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 2,453.

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.