Nearly 80% Recover from COVID-19 in Wisconsin as New Test Positive Rate Falls

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Colored scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (pink) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (green), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

MADISON, Wisconsin Nearly 80% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin have recovered from the virus, according to new data from the state Department of Health Services.

A total of 19,543 have fully recovered, representing approximately 78% of all positive cases. Approximately 19% of cases remain active.

More than 11,000 people were evaluated in the last 24 hours, and only 2.2% of the new tests were positive. That’s a drop from Monday’s percentage of 3.8%, a day that also had far fewer tests overall. Health officials can perform up to 17,759 tests daily in 68 active laboratories.

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A total of 25,417 people in Wisconsin have been diagnosed with the virus. According to state and county health officials, 291 new cases were confirmed Tuesday.

Five more people have died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the state’s death toll to 750.

The DHS website has now added a county-level dashboard for what health officials have called “the next generation” of the Badger Bounce Back plan. The page breaks down each county by load, or case rate, as well as trajectory, or percentage of case change. The page will be updated with the latest data every Wednesday.


On Monday, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released guidelines for a safe return to schools in the fall. Since then, public health experts have analyzed what is important for parents and schools to remember, as some of the state guidelines would change the school as we know it.

To learn more about COVID-19 in Wisconsin, click here.