The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 2,579 on Wednesday, as testing continues to decline. The seven day positivity rate of those tested was 26 percent and has also been declining over the past month.

The state Department of Health Services reports there have been 4,614 deaths in the state, with 69 new deaths reported Wednesday by DHS.

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 1,243 COVID patients in Wisconsin hospitals, including 260 in ICUs, and two patients being treated at the Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

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