(Dodge County) New reports of COVID-19 cases are on the decline in Wisconsin. That’s according to data from the state Department of Health Services which reports 2,122 positive cases in their Monday update, bringing the average for the past seven days to 3,509 daily cases. One week ago, the average was 3,871 daily cases. DHS typically reports fewer confirmed COVID-19 cases on Mondays, reflecting lower weekend testing. There are 44,749 active cases in the state, a decrease of 1,238 from Sunday. Active cases make up 10.2-percent of the 438-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 390-thousand recoveries.
There were 12 new deaths from COVID-19 reported yesterday, bringing the total to 4,068. The CDC says 298-thousand people have died nationwide. Deaths account for point-nine-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.4-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized.
Dodge County has experienced 87 deaths and 9,697 cases, a one-day increase of 23. The county had 53 negative tests returned for a running total of 35,335. County health officials are actively monitoring 730 people, a decrease of 174 from Friday.
Washington County has seen 87 deaths along with 10,329 cases to date.
Fond du Lac County is reporting 59 with 9,601 positive tests on record; 1,112 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 45 deaths and 6,041 cases to date; with 573 active cases.
Columbia County has experienced 19 deaths and 3,882 positive tests; currently the county has 573 active cases.
Green Lake County has nine deaths and 1,288 cases on record, with 104 cases reported in the last two weeks.
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