The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,300 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 747 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 14 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day rose slightly to 617.
The state of Wisconsin also reported 25 COVID deaths on Tuesday, increasing the total death toll to 6,342. Since March, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes. The seven-day average of reported deaths rose from 17 to 18.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, increased to 2.8 percent, up from 2.6.
The state also reported Tuesday that just over 386,000 Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, almost 20,000 more since yesterday. In all, more than 1.1 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 825,000 people.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — fell to just over 8,400, about 1.5 percent of the 561,311 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.
The state DHS also reports that as of Thursday, 6,339 samples of the coronavirus had been genetically sequenced, and six instances of the B.1.1.7 variant, the so-called UK variant, had been identified. No instances of the Brazil or South African variants have been identified in Wisconsin.