The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,400 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 324 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 13.4 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell considerably to 575.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, fell to 2.1 percent, the lowest it’s been March 10 of last year when it was 1.7.
After two days of reporting no new deaths, the state reported 29 on Tuesday, and removed one from the data, so the total death toll went up by 28 to 6,440. One of those who died was in their 20s, one in their 30s, one in their 40s, one in their 50s and one in their 60s. The rest were over 70. The seven-day average of daily deaths reported remained at 18.
Since March, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.
The state also reported Sunday that just over 505,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, more than 13,000 since Monday. In all, more than 1.46 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 928,000 people.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just under 7,300, about 1.3 percent of the 564,592 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.