7-day positivity rate remains below 30% in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. — The positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests remained below 30% Monday, according to the state Department of Health Services.

After dropping to the lowest level in weeks, the seven-day positivity rate of tests by person slightly decreased to 29.3% Monday. The seven-day equivalent for total tests by day also had a small decline to 13.3%. Although both percentages went down, the positivity rates remain relatively high compared to the earlier months of the pandemic.

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State and county health officials recorded 3,426* new cases of the virus, bringing the state’s lifetime total to 358,430*. DHS officials said more than 74,000, or 20.8% of those cases remain active.

Eighteen more people have died, which puts the statewide death toll at 3,079*. DHS officials said 107 people were also hospitalized in the past day. With 11,223 hospital beds throughout the state, 15% of beds remain available for new patients.

A lawsuit filed in the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday has challenged Dane County’s pubic health order, which bans indoor gatherings.

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*News 3 Now uses data from DHS and county dashboards to calculate daily cases and deaths. DHS posts new numbers daily at 2 p.m., and our newsroom continues to update our totals throughout the day with additional cases that individual counties report. By using a combination of state and county data, News 3 Now is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date COVID-19 coverage.