(Dodge County) For the first time since the Holidays, Wisconsin reported fewer than a thousand new COVID-19 cases in a single day Monday. The state Department of Health Services reported 984 positive tests Monday, on just over 5100 tests. The seven day average of new cases per day was at 1,682. There are 22,041 active cases in the state, a decrease of 841 from Sunday. Active cases make up 4.1-percent of the 533-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 505-thousand recoveries.
The state health department also reported eight COVID deaths, bringing the total death toll to 5,699. Deaths account for 1.1-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.4-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 419-thousand people have died in the United States. Both the number of hospitalized patients and the number in ICUs increased slightly, to 772 and 175 respectively, although both numbers have been trending steadily downward since earlier this month.
Dodge County has experienced 138 deaths and 11,052 cases, a one-day increase of 11 positive tests. The county had 31 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,233. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 294 people.
Washington County has seen 119 deaths along with 13,079 cases to date.
Fond du Lac County has reported 76 deaths with 11,419 positive tests on record; 413 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 66 deaths and 7,442 cases to date; with 227 active cases.
Columbia County has seen 39 deaths and 4,751 positive tests; there are 201 active cases.
Green Lake County has 14 deaths with 1,474 cases on record, 49 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website