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State reports 1,222 new COVID cases, most in months


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,200 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,222 were positive, the most in many months. The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 837.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held steady at 3.8 percent. It had fallen to 3.7 percent Sunday.

The state reported 10 new deaths on Monday, increasing the total death toll to 6,690.

The seven-day average of daily deaths held at six.

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

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — rose to just over 8,600, nearly 1.5 percent of the 586,547 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.

The state also reported Monday that more than 1.44 million Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series. The state says an average of more than 58,000 doses are being administered each day. In all, more than 3.5 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 2.1 million people.