New confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to decline on Wednesday, but Wisconsin reported more than 70 deaths.
The state Department of Health Services reported 2,401 positive results out of 9,251 coronavirus tests on Wednesday, for a positive test rate of 26 percent. While the number of positive cases is down from a mid-November high, there are also far fewer tests being administered.
Your #COVID19_WI update & a reminder. Testing provides a more accurate picture of disease activity. While #Wisconsin has the capacity to perform nearly 60K tests a day, we’re only averaging about 1/2 that.
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— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) December 16, 2020
That number peaked at 18,857 on November 13. DHS reported 74 COVID deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed death toll to 4,196.