The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,800 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 539 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 14 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell considerably to 546.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, rose to 2.4 percent, the highest it’s been since February 25.
The state reported 18 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 6,458. The seven-day average of daily deaths reported fell to 17.
Since March, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.
The state also reported Sunday that nearly 525,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, nearly 20,000 since Tuesday. In all, more than 1.46 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 951,000 people.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just under 7,200, about 1.3 percent of the 565,131 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.