(Dodge County) New COVID-19 cases reported in Wisconsin continued to decline Tuesday from a record high recorded about a month ago. According to the Department of Health Service, the seven-day case average fell to nearly 3,500 for the first time since October 23. The average eventually peaked in mid-November, at 6,500 new daily cases. The number of hospitalized patients also continue to drop, to 1,471.
State health officials reported 3,501 positive coronavirus cases in their daily update. There are 44,076 active cases in the state, a decrease of 673 from Monday. Active cases make up 10-percent of the 442-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 294-thousand recoveries.
The state reported 54 deaths bringing that total 4,122. 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. Of the over one-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 300-thousand people were from the United States.
Dodge County has now experienced 90 deaths and 9,724 cases, a one-day increase of 27. The county had 29 negative tests returned for a running total of 35,364. County health officials are actively monitoring 685 people, a decrease of 45 from Friday.
Washington County has seen 87 deaths along with 10,497 cases to date, with 1,595 active cases.
Fond du Lac County is reporting 59 deaths with 9,674 positive tests on record; 1,015 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 47 deaths and 6,079 cases to date; with 581 active cases.
Columbia County has experienced 20 deaths and 3,892 positive tests; currently the county has 548 active cases.
Green Lake County has nine deaths and 1,300 cases on record, with 115 cases reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website