(Dodge County) Wisconsin has surpassed 6,000 COVID-19 deaths. The state Department of Health Services on Friday reported 28 additional deaths, bringing the toll in Wisconsin to 6,020 lives lost since the start of the global pandemic. Deaths account for 1.1-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.5-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Of the two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 456-thousand people have died in the United States.
State health officials reported 1,266 new cases, bringing the seven day average of new daily cases to 1,186. 4,460 tested negative. Wisconsin also had 100 new hospitalizations. There are 16,038 active cases in the state, a decrease of 646 from Thursday. Active cases make up 2.9-percent of the 548-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 526-thousand recoveries. State health officials recorded 28 deaths bringing that total to 6,020.
Dodge County reported four deaths Friday for a total of 151 and 11,215 cases, a one-day increase of 13 positive tests. The county had 81 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,917.
Washington County has seen 125 deaths, one more than on Friday, along with 13,418 cases to date.
Fond du Lac County recorded two deaths bringing their total to 86, with 11,651 positive tests on record; 247 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has 73 deaths, an increase of two, and 7,643 cases to date; with 154 active cases.
Columbia County has reported 46 deaths and 4,893 positive tests; there are 126 active cases.
Green Lake County has 17 deaths with 1,507 cases on record; 40 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website