Dodge County Sees Moderate Uptick In Weekly Rate Of Positive COVID Tests

(Beaver Dam) After a dip two weeks ago in the weekly rate of positive COVID tests, Dodge County saw a moderate jump last week. According to Dodge County Health’s weekly update, the rate of positive tests between March 15th and the 21st was just under 15-percent. The previous week it was at nine-percent, which was the first time that figure was below ten-percent since August. A total of 25 of the 171 tests administered in Dodge County last week were positive. The seven-day average of daily new cases per 100-thousand continues to trend downward at 3.65, it was 7.30 to start the month. Four out of the five metrics in the county’s Safe Restart Plan remain in the green: testing, hospital care, personal protective equipment and contact tracing. The number of cases in the yellow. The plan is currently in Phase Two which recommends limiting capacity in non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 50-percent, compared to 25-percent under Phase One.