The state’s percentage of positive COVID-19 cases dropped on Tuesday. The Department of Health Services reported 12,180 new test results, of which 601 – or 4.7 percent – positive. That was also the largest single day total of new cases.
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It follows 5.3 percent on Monday and 7.1 percent positive Sunday. However, the seven day rolling average of new cases, which is another measure reported by DHS, continues to rise. The average number of cases going from 266 to 475 over the past two weeks.
DHS also reported 7 deaths, for a total of 784 lives lost since the start of the pandemic. There were also 39 new hospitalizations. There have been more than 22,500 confirmed cases, and 79% of those have recovered.