Wisconsin’s rate of positive COVID-19 tests continues to be a concern. The state Department of Health Services on Monday reported 1,271– or 18.7 percent — of 6,796 new test results were returned as positive.
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The rate of positive results has been above 10 percent for the past week, driven largely by infections on UW System campuses.
The seven-day average of daily reported positive cases rose to 1,792, up from 1,171 a week ago. DHS reported two new deaths, raising the total to 1,244 people.