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Wisconsin reports one virus death, 1,708 cases

January 2, 2021 GMT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin reported 1,708 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, along with one death from COVID-19.

The state has seen a decrease in its average number of daily cases reported over the last two weeks, posting a decline of 31% according to Johns Hopkins researchers. The average number of cases reported over the last seven days was 2,390.

However, the positivity rate of tests has increased in recent days. A high positivity rate could be an indication that more people have infections than tests are showing. The Department of Health Services reported Saturday that 21% of people tested had the coronavirus.

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Over the course of the pandemic, 4,870 Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19.