Positive COVID Test Rate Holds Steady In Wisconsin State Health Friday Update

(Dodge County) Statewide COVID-19 indicators continue to improve. The state Department of Health Services did report 49 new coronavirus-related deaths Friday, bringing the death toll to 5,860, with the seven-day average of reported deaths at 31. Deaths account for 1.1-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.5-percnet of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Of the two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 433-thousand people who have died in the United States.

The Department of Health Services reported 1,567 new confirmed cases on just over 7,000 new coronavirus tests, with a seven-day positive rate for all people tested holding steady at just over 19-percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 1,392. There are 20,057 active cases in the state, a decrease of 431 from Thursday. Active cases make up 3.7-percent of the 539-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 513-thousand recoveries. As of Thursday, DHS reported 90,688 state residents had completed their vaccination series.

Dodge County has experienced 144 deaths, one more than on Thursday, and 11,141 cases; a one-day increase of 20 positive tests. The county had 93 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,521. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 308 people.

Washington County has reported 121 deaths along with 13,231 cases to date; 458 are active cases.

Fond du Lac County has seen 84 deaths, two more than on Wednesday, with 11,521 positive tests on record; 289 are active cases.

The state says Jefferson County recorded one death for a total of 71 and 7,519 cases to date; with 210 active cases.

Columbia County has seen 43 deaths, an increase of four, and 4,822 positive tests; there are 190 active cases.

Green Lake County has 15 deaths with 1,490 cases on record, 55 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.


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