(Dodge County) For a second straight day, there were no deaths due to COVID-19 reported in Wisconsin. On Monday, the U.S. as a whole surpassed 500,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic, about 19 percent of the global total, although the U.S. accounts for just 4 percent of the world’s population. In Wisconsin though, the state Department of Health Services reported no deaths for a second day on Monday. Deaths account for 1.1-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.6-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized.
State health officials reported 423 new cases, and as of Monday afternoon the seven-day average percent positive by test was to 2-point-6 percent, the lowest in nearly a year. There are 8,629 active cases in the state, a decrease of 253 from Sunday. Active cases make up 1.5-percent of the 559-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 544-thousand recoveries.
Dodge County has experienced 155 deaths and 11,366 cases, a one-day increase of four positive tests. The county had 39 negative tests returned for a running total of 39,724. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 127 people, two more than by the end of last week.
Washington County has seen 131 deaths along with 13,667 cases to date.
Fond du Lac County has seen 91 deaths with 11,910 positive tests on record; 191 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has 76 deaths and 7,827 cases to date.
Columbia County has reported 51 deaths and 5,001 positive tests; there are 62 active cases.
Green Lake County has 18 deaths with 1,520 cases on record; 12 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website