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Positive test rate ticks up slightly; 15 deaths reported


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,800 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 318 were positive, for a positive test rate of just over 11 percent, considerably lower than yesterday’s 28 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 411.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, ticked up from 2.1 to 2.2 percent, the second consecutive rise.

The state reported 15 new deaths on Monday, holding the total death toll at 6,554. The seven-day average of daily deaths fell from eight to four.

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 738,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, more than 17,300 since Tuesday. In all, more than two million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 1.3 million people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just over 6,300, about 1.1 percent of the 570,730 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.