(Dodge County) A Dodge County resident was among the 20 deaths recorded by state health officials Saturday. Statewide, the death rate is 588. Wisconsin health officials are reporting an increase of 523 cases of COVID-19 in Saturday’s daily update. The two-week average is 479 daily infections. There is a total of 18,230 people now having tested positive. Five-point-three-percent (5.3%) of the nine-thousand tests administered came back positive on Saturday, compared to 5.4-percent on Friday and 4.8-percent on Thursday. Deaths account for three-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 14-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized.
In addition to its second recorded death, Dodge County saw an increase of 35 new cases Saturday for a total of 215. The county had 420 negative tests returned Saturday for a running total of 4,132. The first death reported in Dodge County was a resident who died out of state.
Fond du Lac County has five deaths being reported and 203 people having tested positive.
Washington County now has seven deaths reported and 248 positive tests.
Jefferson County has reported three deaths and has a total 104 cases.
There has been one death in Columbia County and 44 positive cases.
Green Lake County now has 19 cases.