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State reports 733 new COVID cases, 18 deaths as positive test rates falls to 3%


The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,500 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 733 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 13.2 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 659.

The state of Wisconsin also reported 18 COVID deaths on Wednesday, increasing the total death toll to 6,232. Since March, an additional 190 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths rose slightly to 13.

The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, fell slightly to three percent, its lowest rate since the state began reporting that number a few months ago.

The state also reported Thursday that 288,747 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, nearly 25,000 since yesterday. In all, more than one million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 761,000 people.

The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just over 9,800, about 1.8 percent of the 557,653 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.