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State reports 1,522 new COVID cases, 50 deaths


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 6,500 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,522 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 23.4 percent.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 50 COVID deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 5,562. Since March, an additional 161 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.

The seven-day positive rate for all people tested, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, continued a sharp decline, falling a full percentage point from 23.9 to 22.9 percent, while the positive rate for all tests fell from 7.4 to 7.2 percent, the lowest since the state has begun regularly reporting that rate several months ago.

The state also reports Thursday that 45,638 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 5,500 since Monday. In all, 260,402 vaccine doses have been administered.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to 23,904, about 4.6 percent of the 525,924 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.