Wednesday’s rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Wisconsin was just under six percent.
The Department of Health Services reported 5.9 percent of new test results were positive, a total of 870 out of 14,694 tests processed in the previous 24 hours. That’s a reassuring trend, as infections appear to have flattened out after weeks on the rise.
Today’s numbers reflect a high #COVID19_WI activity level statewide. See what’s happening where you are: https://t.co/qZw0nSnWe6
*Note: 6 deaths are reported today. However 1 recent case was incorrectly reported to us as a death and has been subtracted from the total. pic.twitter.com/w1n6uIMkkK
— WIDeptHealthServices (@DHSWI) July 29, 2020
The seven-day average was at 886 new cases per day, from 874 a week ago. DHS also listed five additional deaths. The lives of 911 Wisconsonites have been lost, a fatality rate of less than two percent.
Hospitals are currently treating 271 patients, 86 in intensive care.