Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services reported 762 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, but the rise in total cases was countered by a major drop in the percentage of positive tests in the last 48 hours.
13,662 people tested negative, meaning that 5.3 percent of all tests in the last 24 hours came back positive. That means a dramatic two day decrease in that percentage, as on Sunday, 9.6 percent of test results were positive.
957 tests came back positive on Sunday. 590 people had positive COVID-19 test results on Monday.
The state also reported 13 deaths, bringing the total to 906 since the start of the pandemic.
73 more people have been hospitalized since Monday. 9.0 percent of all people who have tested positive have received care in hospitals.
The seven-day average of total positive daily tests has dropped to 863. In the last two days, the seven-day average has fallen from an average of 930 on Sunday, the highest average of the entire pandemic.