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Positive COVID test rate drops to 3.4%


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,000 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 393 were positive, the lowest in weeks. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 732.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, fell to 3.4 percent. It had been steady at 3.8 for much of the past two weeks and began falling over the weekend.

The state reported one new death on Monday, increasing the total death toll to 6,710.

The seven-day average of daily deaths held at four.

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

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just over 8,800, nearly 1.5 percent of the 590,746 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.

The state also reported Monday that more than 1.6 million Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series. The state says an average of more than 46,000 doses are being administered each day, down from a peak average of 58.000. In all, nearly 3.9 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 2.3 million people.