Dodge County May Lose Ground In Coronavirus Effort

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting 537 positive coronavirus cases in Sunday’s daily update, which is 10.5-percent of the 4500 tests announced. There are 7,498 active cases in the state, a decrease of 90 people from Saturday. Active cases make up ten-percent of the over 75-thousand people who have tested positive to date. State health officials recorded three deaths Sunday, for a total of 1,122. Nationwide, the CDC says there have been 182-thousand deaths while the worldwide death toll is widely reported to be around 844-thousand.

Washington County has experienced 29 deaths along with 1,622 cases to date. Fond du Lac County has nine deaths and 1,093 positive tests. Jefferson County has reported six deaths and 900 cases. There have been two deaths in Columbia County where there have been 351 cases. Green Lake County now has 91 cases. Dodge County has five deaths on record and 1,133 cases, an increase of 13 from Saturday.

Dodge County Public Health continues to list the county in Phase Two, the middle of its three phase Safe Restart Plan, but are re-evaluating benchmarks this morning and may consider moving back into the red with Phase One. In a statement on Friday, officials cited a consistent upward trajectory of the percentage of positive coronavirus tests. As of Friday, the county had been above five-percent for 12 consecutive days. Among other things, going back to Phase One would include recommendations limiting social gatherings to ten people or less, limiting capacity in bars, restaurants and organizations to 25-percent, and encouraging curbside pick up to reduce in-store traffic.