The state of Wisconsin reported 10,429 coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 3,235 were positive, for a positive test rate of 31 percent, down just slightly from yesterday’s 33 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 12-19, the state processed an average of 9,212 tests per day, a 51 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 27.6, down from 27.8, and the positive rate for all tests fell from 10.7 at 10. The number of active cases continued its steady decline and is now just under 39,000 — about 8.6 percent of the 451,676 total cases the state has confirmed to date.
The state of Wisconsin reported 61 COVID deaths on Friday, and one previously reported death was removed from the data, so the total confirmed death toll rose by 60 to 4,315. An additional 102 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day daily death average rose slightly to 46.29, and the 14-day fell slightly to 49 while the 30-day average rose slightly to 51.
The seven-day average of new cases per day fell slightly to 2,943.
The number of people hospitalized also continued to fall, dropping by 33 to 1,330. The ICU population also fell by eight to 290.
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.