The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,050 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 178 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 8.7 percent. It’s the first time since June 2020 that the total number of new cases was below 200 for a single day. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell considerably to 372.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held steady at 2.2 percent for the second consecutive day.
The state reported no new deaths on Monday, leaving the total death toll at 6,481. The seven-day average of daily deaths remained at 10.
Since March 2020, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.
The state also reported Sunday that more than 603,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, just 1,598 since Sunday. In all, more than 1.7 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than one million people.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just under 6,600, about 1.16 percent of the 566,871 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.