Dodge County Continues To See Improving COVID Numbers

(Juneau) Dodge County continues to see improving coronavirus numbers. The weekly rate of positive tests between March 8th and the 14th was 9.1-percent. It is the first time that figure was below 10-percent since August. Last week the number was over 18-percent. The seven-day average of daily new cases per 100-thousand was 5.7, good for a “risk level” of yellow. According to the Harvard Global Health Institute, the yellow level indicates there is still community spread in Dodge County and rigorous testing and contact tracing programs are advised. The rate was seen continued decline since the start of the year. The county is currently in phase two of its three phase Safe Restart Plan. Phase two recommendations include limiting capacity in non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 50-percent, compared to 25-percent under Phase One. The plans metrics of testing, hospital space, personal protective equipment and contract tracing are all in the green while the number of cases remains in the yellow.