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Positive test rate ticks up as 14 deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 2,700 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 402 were positive, for a positive test rate of just over 15 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell from 387 to 378.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, increased from 2.2 to 2.3 percent.

The state reported 14 new deaths on Saturday, increasing the total death toll at 6,576.

The seven-day average of daily deaths remained at five for the third consecutive day.

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 840,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, nearly 30,000 since Friday. In all, nearly 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 6,300, about 1.1 percent of the 572,012 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.