Percentage Of Positive COVID Tests Increases Following Brief Decline

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting an increase of 492 cases of COVID-19 in Thursday’s daily update. The two-week average is 417 daily infections. There are 19,892 people now having tested positive. Four-point-one-percent (4.1%) of 11,600 tests administered came back positive Thursday, compared to 2.9-percent Wednesday and 3.6-percent Tuesday. State health officials are reporting ten more deaths bringing that total to 626. Deaths accounted for three percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 14-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Dodge County saw increase of three cases Thursday, for a total of 386, with three deaths on record. The county had 207 negative tests returned for a running total of 5,387. Washington County now has nine deaths on record and 266 positive tests. Fond du Lac County has five deaths being reported and 225 people having tested positive. Jefferson County has reported three deaths and has a total 116 cases. There has been one death in Columbia County and 44 positive cases. Green Lake County has 22 cases.