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Positive test rate ticks up again


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,800 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 434 were positive, for a positive test rate of just under nine percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day increased to 466.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, increased from 2.5 to 2.6 percent.

The state reported four new deaths on Friday, but removed six from the data, so the fell to 6,997.

The seven-day average of daily deaths decreased slightly from six 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 more than 948,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, more than 31,500 since Thursday. More than 78,000 doses were administered in the past 24 hours. 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 more than 6,700, almost 1.2 percent of the 574,870 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.