The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,900 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 657 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 13.5 percent, considerably lower than yesterday’s 19.4 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 763.
The state of Wisconsin also reported 10 COVID deaths on Wednesday, increasing the total death toll to 6,214. Since March, an additional 190 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths rose slightly to 16.
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 263,877 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, nearly 14,000 since yesterday. In all, more than one million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 740,000 people.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — held at just over 10,000, about 1.8 percent of the 557,020 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.