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Positive test rate steady at 2.5%, 537 new cases reported


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,000 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 527 were positive, for a positive test rate of just over 10.5 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day increased to 458.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held steady at 2.5 percent for the second consecutive day.

The state reported two new deaths on Thursday, making the total death toll 6,599.

The seven-day average of daily deaths decreased slightly from eight 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 917,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 24,000 since Wednesday. In all, more than 2.5 million vaccine doses have been administered to nearly than 1.6 million people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — rose to 6,600, about 1.1 percent of the 574,436 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.