The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,300 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 805 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 715.
The seven-day positive rate, which would be less subject day to day fluctuations in testing, rose slightly 3.4 to 3.5 percent. That’s still lower than the 3.8 percent rate that held steady all of last week.
The state reported eight new deaths on Tuesday, increasing the total death toll to 6,718.
The seven-day average of daily deaths held at four.
Since March 2020, an additional 159 people have tested positive for COVID but died of other causes.
The estimated number of active cases — diagnosed in the past 30 days — rose to just under 9,000, just over 1.5 percent of the 591,551 total cases confirmed in Wisconsin.
The state also reported Monday that more than 1.63 million Wisconsin residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series. The state says an average of more than 45,000 doses are being administered each day, down from a peak average of 58,000. In all, more than 3.9 million vaccine doses have been administered to more than 2.3 million people.