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State reports 1,525 new COVID cases, 42 deaths


The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,100 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,525 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 39 percent.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 42 COVID deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 5,512. 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 from 24.6 to 23.9 percent, while the positive rate for all tests fell from 7.8 to 7.4 percent, the lowest since the state has begun regularly reporting that rate several months ago.

The state also reports Thursday that 40,130 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, about 4,000 since Monday. In all, 248,185 vaccine doses have been administered.

The number of people hospitalized fell slightly to continue a steep decline, falling by 10 to 865. Of those, 206 are in ICUs, three fewer than Monday.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell slightly to 24,700, about 4.7 percent of the 524,402 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.