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State reports 566 new cases, 33 deaths; positive test rate steady at 2.6%


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,550 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 566 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 16 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 605.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 33 COVID deaths on Tuesday, increasing the total death toll to 6,317. Since March, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths fell from 17 to 16.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, remained steady at 2.6 percent, its lowest rate since mid-June of last year.

The state also reported Tuesday that just over 366,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, more than 13,000 since yesterday. In all, more than 1.1 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 815,000 people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just over 9,500, about 1.5 percent of the 560,564 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.

The state DHS also reports that as of Thursday, 6,339 samples of the coronavirus had been genetically sequenced, and six instances of the B.1.1.7 variant, the so-called UK variant, had been identified. No instances of the Brazil or South African variants have been identified in Wisconsin.