(Dodge County) There were 40 more COVID-19 related deaths reported Thursday in Wisconsin. Just a day after surpassing 5,000, the state’s coronavirus deaths now total 5,079. Deaths account for one-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.4-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Of the nearly two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 356-thousand people were from the United States.
The Department of Health Services reported 3,791 positive results, with more than 10,000 tests for the first time in about two weeks. There are 28,880 active cases in the state, an increase of 1,037 from Wednesday. Active cases make up 5.8-percent of the 498-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 464-thousand recoveries. The seven-day positive rate for all people tested dropped slightly to 31.9 percent, but the number of active cases increased to nearly 29,000. After increasing steadily since last Friday, the number of hospitalized patients decreased to 1,077, including 244 in ICUs.
Dodge County has experienced 126 deaths and 10,598 case, a one-day increase of 52 positive tests. The county had 79 negative tests returned for a running total of 37,094. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 305 people, a decrease of 17 from Wednesday.
Washington County reported two deaths Thursday for a total of 102 along with 12,194 cases to date; 946 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County has seen 70 deaths with 10,767 positive tests on record; 561 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 59 deaths and 6,860 cases to date; with 497 active cases.
Columbia County has reported 33 deaths and 4,381 positive tests.
Green Lake County has reported 10 deaths with 1,415 cases on record, 45 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
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