Record Number Of COVID Deaths Reported In Wisconsin

(Dodge County) A record 120 more deaths due to COVID-19 were record in a single day in Wisconsin yesterday (Tuesday). Although the deaths were reported Tuesday, they may have occurred earlier. Still, it’s the highest single day number reported by the state Department of Health Services since the beginning of the pandemic. That brings the total in Wisconsin to 4,545 and the average over the past week to 60 per-day. Deaths account for one-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 316-thousand people were from the United States.

Wisconsin health officials are reporting 2,403 positive coronavirus cases in Tuesday’s daily update. There are 34,862 active cases in the state, a decrease of 636 from Monday. Active cases make up 7.6-percent of the 461-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 421-thousand recoveries.

Dodge County reported six deaths yesterday for a total of 113 and 10,085 cases, a one-day increase of 55. The county had 42 negative tests returned for a running total of 35,956. County health officials are actively monitoring 643 people, a decrease of 149.

One death was recorded in Washington County, which has 93, along with 10,989 cases to date; 1,138 are active cases.

Fond du Lac County has 61 deaths with 10,028 positive tests on record; 714 are active cases.

The state says Jefferson County has seen 53 deaths, two more than yesterday, and 6,310 cases to date; with 454 active cases.

Columbia County tallied two additional deaths for a total 27 and has had 4,040 positive tests; currently the county has 269 active cases.

Green Lake County has reported 10 deaths with 1,361 cases on record, with 124 cases reported in the last two weeks.


WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website