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COVID cases up slightly, positive test rate holds at 2.2%


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,200 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 490 were positive, for a positive test rate of just over 15.5 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell from 411 to 410.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held at 2.2 percent for the second consecutive day.

The state reported two new deaths on Thursday, increasing the total death toll at 6,556. The seven-day average of daily deaths fell from eight to four.

Since March 2020, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.

The state also reported Monday that more than 761,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, more than 22,000 since Wednesday. In all, more than two million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 1.3 million people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — rose to just under 6,400, about 1.1 percent of the 571,220 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.