Record Number Of Coronavirus Cases Reported For Second Consecutive Day

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting a record increase of 845 cases of COVID-19 in Friday’s daily update. Six-point-seven percent (6.7%) of the nearly 12,000 tests administered came back positive Friday, compared to 5.7-percent Thursday. There are 6,605 active cases in the state, up over 300 cases from Thursday. Active cases make up roughly 19-percent of the 34,753 people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 27,329 recoveries.

State health officials reported five more deaths bringing that number to 814. Deaths accounted for 2.3-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 10.8-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Dodge County has five deaths on record and 501 cases, an increase of nine from Thursday. The county had 177 negative tests returned for a running total of 11,658. Local public health officials are actively monitoring 28 people.

Washington County has 17 deaths on record along with 466 positive cases. Fond du Lac County has six deaths and 364 positive tests, up ten from Thursday. Jefferson County has four deaths and 338 cases, 23 more than Thursday. There has been one death in Columbia County where there have been 113 positive cases. Green Lake County has 41 cases.