The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,218 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 624 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 19.4 percent, considerably higher than yesterday’s 9.9 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 782.
The state of Wisconsin also reported 38 COVID deaths on Tuesday — 26 in Milwaukee County — increasing the total death toll to 6,204. Since March, an additional 190 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths fell to 15.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, held steady at 3.1 percent, its lowest rate since the state began reporting that number a few months ago.
The state also reported Thursday that 249,933 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, just over 9,000 since yesterday. In all, more than 976,000 vaccine doses have been administered.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — held at just over 10,000, about 1.9 percent of the 556,363 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.