Coronavirus Update: Hospitalizations Down Considerably

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting an increase of 174 cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s daily update. The seven-day average is 271 daily infections. There are 22,932 people now having tested positive. Two-point-eight-percent (2.8-percent) of the 6,000 tests administered came back positive Monday, compared to 2.6-percent Sunday.

State health officials are reporting two more deaths bringing that number to 694. Deaths accounted for three-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 13-percent of those to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Those requiring hospitalizations have dropped rapidly after a steady rise through May, to 284 on Monday, the lowest in two months. One hundred of those patients were in intensive care.

Dodge County has four deaths on record and 424 cases, an increase of one from Sunday. The county had 435 negative tests returned for a running total of 8,031. Public health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 32 people while 166 have recovered.

Additional coronavirus testing is underway at Dodge Correctional in Waupun. In a press release, the Wisconsin National Guard says one team will conduct specimen collections again on Tuesday. Last month, two teams collected nearly 2,000 specimens at the state prison which so far has seen no inmates test positive but last week announced an employee has COVID-19. The state guard will also have a team collecting specimens at Columbia Correctional through Wednesday.

Fond du Lac County has six deaths on record and 269 positive tests to date. Over the past week Fond du Lac County saw 50 new positive cases of COVID-19 and around half were in the age range of 20 to 29 years old. County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says the problem is that age group is not taking social distancing recommendations seriously. She also cautions against sharing food and drinks and advises against hanging out with someone that is sick. Mueller says over the weekend the county saw 16 new cases of coronavirus.

Washington County has reported 11 deaths and 294 positive tests. Jefferson County has four deaths and 160 cases. There has been one death in Columbia County and 56 positive cases. Green Lake County has 24 cases.




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