The state of Wisconsin reported just over 1,450 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 463 were positive, for a positive test rate of nearly 32 percent, considerably higher than in recent days. The seven-day average of new cases per day rose to 392.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held steady at 2.2 percent for the third consecutive day.
The state reported 29 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 6,510. 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 613,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, almost 10,000 since Monday. In all, more than 1.7 million vaccine doses have been administered to nearly 1.1 million people.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just over 6,500, about 1.15 percent of the 567,292 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.