Wisconsin sees virus case decline, worry over holiday surge

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Created: November 26, 2020 03:51 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin has reported a decline in coronavirus cases, but health officials worried that holiday gatherings could undo recent progress in slowing infections.

The Department of Health Services reported 5,095 new cases of the virus, the sixth day that new cases have declined.

But health officials also reported 62 more deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 3,240.

Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has decreased by 5.2%.

But the state has still reported the nation’s sixth-highest number of new cases in that time. Roughly one in every 139 people has tested positive in the past week.

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