Dodge County Public Health Weekly Coronavirus Update

(Juneau) The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Dodge County was near 50-percent last week, according to the latest update from the Dodge County Health Department. From October 5th through the 11th, county health officials say 45.5-percent of all tests administered were positive; the previous week it was 22.6-percent. The daily percentage of positive tests has been on the rise for two months and is currently at 9.7-percent. County health officials say the goal is a percentage lower than five along with a downward trajectory of positive tests. Due to increasing cases, Dodge County remains in phase one of its three phase Safe Restart Plan. Contact tracing and cases are in the red while hospitals remain in the yellow. PPE and testing are the only metrics in the green. Recommendations under phase one of the plan include limiting capacity in non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 25-percent while private, indoor social gatherings should be limited to ten people or less while maintaining physical distancing and wearing a mask.