Coronavirus Deaths Surpass One Thousand

(Dodge County) Wisconsin eclipsed 1,000 coronavirus deaths 0n Tuesday. State health officials recorded eight more deaths, bringing that number to 1,006. Deaths accounted for 1.6-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 8.2-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Nationwide, the CDC says there has been 162-thousand deaths while the worldwide death toll is widely reported to be around 737-thousand.

Wisconsin health officials reported 724 positive coronavirus cases in their daily 2pm update, which is 5.3-percent of the 13,500 tests announced. There are 9,305 active cases in the state, a decrease of 78 from Monday. Active cases make up 15.1-percent of the 61-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 51-thousand recoveries.

Dodge County has five deaths on record and 845 cases, an increase of 10 from Monday. The county had 118 negative tests returned. Public health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 182 people while 418 have recovered.

Washington County has 22 deaths and 1,106 cases, a one-day increase of 42. Fond du Lac County has seven deaths and 676 positive tests to date. Jefferson County has five deaths along with 647 cases. There have been two deaths in Columbia County where there have been 255 cases. Green Lake County now has 57 cases.




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