There are no new confirmed deaths as the positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests is close to 6%

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Colored scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (pink) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

MADISON, Wis. – The number of people in Wisconsin who have died from COVID-19 remains at 767, according to state and county health departments.

The death toll is approximately 3% of positive cases in the state, which has reached 26,763. About 19% of cases remain active, and health officials confirm 422 new cases on Friday afternoon.

That means 5.7% of tests have tested positive in the past 24 hours, a number that has grown from 4.1% on Thursday. With 75 active labs across the state, up to 18,425 tests can be performed daily. However, Friday’s test results were only half that size.

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Dane County has seen an increase in new cases this week, with 96 confirmed as of Friday alone. Public health officials noted that many of the people interviewed for contact tracing were in their 20s and confirmed that they went to bars and attended other meetings.

In response to the recent increase, health officials modified some of the guidelines for the Dane County reopening plan on Thursday night.

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