COVID Hospitalizations Drop Below 400 For First Time Since September

(Dodge County) The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin has dropped below 400 for the first time in months. There were 399 hospitalized as of Sunday, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association dashboard. That’s the lowest number since 362 back on September 19.

The state Department of Health Services reported 11 deaths over the weekend, bringing the total to 6,162. Deaths account for 1.1-percent of all cases while 4.6-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Of the two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says the 482-thousand people have died in the United States.

There were just over 1200 new positive confirmed cases Saturday and Sunday. The seven day rate of positive tests is at 3.2 percent. Wisconsin health officials are reporting 503 positive coronavirus cases in Sunday’s daily update. There are 11,027 active cases in the state, a decrease of 589 from Saturday. Active cases make up 2-percent of the 555-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 537-thousand recoveries.

Dodge County has experienced 154 deaths and 11,311 cases, a one-day increase of one positive test.

Washington County has seen 127 deaths along with 13,581 cases to date.

Fond du Lac County has 88 deaths with 11,795 positive tests on record.

The state says Jefferson County has 75 deaths, and 7,765 cases to date.

Columbia County has seen 50 deaths and 4,954 positive tests.

Green Lake County has 18 deaths with 1,516 cases on record; 25 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.

 

WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website