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Testing remains low; 1,435 new cases identified, eight deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported just 6,502 coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,435 were positive, for a positive test rate of 22 percent, lower than yesterday’s 23.7 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 slightly to 26.5 and the positive rate for all tests fell slightly from 9.4 to 9.0. The number of active cases continued its steady decline and is now just under 35,500 — about 7.7 percent of the 458,612 total cases the state has confirmed to date.

The state of Wisconsin reported eight COVID deaths on Friday, bringing the state’s total death toll to 4,425. An additional 102 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average fell slightly to 51 and the 14-day slipped from 50 to 49 while the 30-day average fell to 47.

The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 2,703.

The number of people hospitalized rose for the first time in nearly a week, rising by 40 to 1,308. The ICU population, however, fell by 20 to 272.

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.