(Dodge County) Wisconsin’s COVID-19 death toll has reached a new milestone. The Department of Health Services reports that another 60 people have died of the coronavirus, which puts the total deaths to 5,039. 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 nearly two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 356-thousand people were from the United States.
State health officials are reporting 3,406 positive coronavirus cases in Wednesday’s daily update. Department of Health Services says that 1,128 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, with 243 people in intensive care. There are 27,843 active cases in the state, an increase of 276 from Tuesday. Active cases make up 5.6-perent of the 494-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 461-thousand recoveries.
Dodge County has experienced 126 deaths and 10,546 cases, a one-day increase of 54 positive tests. The county had 142 negative tests returned for a running total of 37,015. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 322 people.
Washington County has seen 100 deaths along with 12,060 cases to date; 972 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County recorded an additional death yesterday bringing their total to 70 with 10,685 positive tests on record; 584 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 59 deaths, two more than on Tuesday, and 6,833 cases to date; with 445 active cases.
Columbia County reported one death Wednesday for a total of 33 and 4,342 positive tests; currently there are 195 active cases.
Green Lake County has reported 10 deaths with 1,408 cases on record, 23 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
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