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Positive test rate holds at 2.3%, no new deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,900 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 338 were positive, for a positive test rate of just over 11.5 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day increased to 405.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held steady at 2.3 percent for the third consecutive day.

The state reported no new deaths on Monday, leaving the total death toll at 6,576.

The seven-day average of daily deaths increased slightly to six.

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 860,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 4,200 since Sunday. In all, more than 2.3 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 1.4 million people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just under 6,200, about 1.1 percent of the 572,770 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.