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Positive test rate rises to 3% as state reports 875 new cases, most in months


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,200 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which those 875 were positive. At least 100 of those were actually identified more than two weeks ago. The seven-day average of new cases per day jumped to 531.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, rose to 3.0.

The state reported eight new deaths on Friday, increasing the total death toll to 6,633.

The seven-day average of daily deaths rose slightly to five.

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

The state also reported Monday that just over 1.12 million Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, nearly 45,000 since Thursday. More than 87,000 doses were administered in the past 24 hours. In all, more than 2.98 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 1.85 million people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — rose to just over 7,100, about 1.23 percent of the 578,532 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.