The state’s percentage of new positive COVID-19 tests increased on Thursday. Four percent, or 422 of 10,599 tests processed, were positive. the highest rate of positive results since 4.1 percent on June 4th.
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The Department of Health Services also reported seven additional deaths, bringing to 719 the number of Wisconsin residents who’ve died as a result of the coronavirus.
The total number of confirmed cases is now 23,876. More than 18,000 of those, or 76 percent have recovered. As of Thursday morning, 240 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized.