Wisconsin's latest update on coronavirus in the state shows high number of tests

Posted at 1:19 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 20:27:52-04

MADISON (NBC 26) -- Wisconsin reported 728 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, an increase from the number of reported cases Monday.

The number of tests shot up on Tuesday. 17,410 negative tests were reported by Wisconsin DHS. Tuesday's test numbers were the highest reported in at least two weeks.

There is now a total of 56,056 cases of coronavirus in the state, with 9,709 cases currently listed as active. The state also reported 12 new deaths related to coronavirus on Tuesday, leaving a total of 961.

The percentage of recovery continues to climb. The percent of cases listed as recovered is now at 81%.

Wisconsin officials, including the Governor, are offering a live briefing on coronavirus in the state.

Watch live below:

Joining in today's briefing are Governor Tony Evers; Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk, Wisconsin Department of Health Services; Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Chief Medical Officer of the Bureau of Communicable Diseases; and Ryan Nilsestuen, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor.