Dodge County Health Department Reports Uptick In Percentage Of Positive Tests

(Dodge County) Dodge County saw an uptick in the percentage of positive tests last week, according to the latest weekly update from the Dodge County Health Department. From August 24th through the 30th, county health officials say 11.8-percent of all tests administered were positive. That is an increase from the previous week were the percentage of positive tests was just under nine-percent; the week prior it was above 12-percent. The daily percentage of positive tests continues its upward trajectory since August 15th and is currently at 5.79-percent. County health officials say the goal is a percentage lower than five along with a downward trajectory of positive tests. Of the 122 people who tested positive last week, 42 reported attending a large gathering, party or meeting with people from outside their home. Seven people were admitted to the hospital while three others were put on ventilators to assist with breathing. Dodge County health officials continue to list the county in the middle of its three phase Safe Restart Plan. One of the metrics of the plan, case status, is still in the red since being downgraded from yellow two weeks ago. Health officials say if the county remains in “red” for 14 consecutive days they may look at moving back to Phase One recommendations.