Wisconsin reported 81 additional deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday. That brings the statewide death toll to 3,887 since the start of the pandemic.
The state Department of Health Services reported a slightly decreased seven-day average of daily deaths at 55, which is 15 more daily deaths than one month ago.
Today’s #COVID19_WI update and while 19 counties show a growing trajectory, another 10 show the percent case change shrinking. Thank you for doing your part to #StopTheSpread. Please continue to protect yourself and your community: https://t.co/R46klg8nRD pic.twitter.com/FTWetTjTaL
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) December 9, 2020
DHS reported 3,619 new coronavirus cases on just over 11,700 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 30.9 %, considerably lower than Tuesday’s 42.9 %. The average positivity rate – that’s first-time positive tests over the last seven days – was 29.5 % Wednesday.