MILWAUKEE, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) - Tragically, Wisconsin's death toll tied to the coronavirus will continue to climb over the next few weeks or longer.
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When it comes to the fight to slow the spread, though, data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows the rate of new confirmed cases statewide isn't climbing... but it's not falling, either.
An analysis by Spectrum News 1 over the past 5 weeks shows that the overall positive case rate in Wisconsin has now virtually plateaued for the past 2.5 weeks, with roughly 9.5% of the Wisconsinites tested testing positive for COVID-19.
That's down from the week of March 29, when 11.5% of Wisconsinites tested that week tested positive for COVID-19, up from 6.25% the week before.
Governor Tony Evers' extended Safer at Home order initially went into effect on March 25.
Over the past 3 days, 421 Wisconsinites tested positive for the coronavirus out of the 4,300 tests administered (9.79%).
As of April 21, the Department of Health Services reported 56,461 total tests administered with 4,620 Wisconsinites testing positive (8.18% overall), 1,252 hospitalizations (27% of positive cases) and 242 deaths.
To sift through the entire data set and to see the daily updates, click here.