(Dodge County) New confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to decline Wednesday, but Wisconsin reported more than 70 deaths. The state Department of Health Services reported 2,402 positive results out of 9,251 coronavirus tests yesterday, for a positive test rate of 26-percent. While the number of positive cases is down from a mid-November high, there are also far fewer tests being administered. That number peaked at 18,857 on November 13.
DHS reported 74 COVID deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total 4,196. Deaths account for point-nine-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 302-thousand people were from the United States.
There are 41,426 active cases in the state, a decrease of 2,650 from Tuesday. Active cases make up 9.3-percent of the 444-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 399-thousand recoveries.
There were five deaths reported in Dodge County yesterday for a total of 95 with 9,784 cases, a one-day increase of 60. The county had 141 negative tests returned for a running total of 35,505.
Washington County has seen 89 deaths, two more than yesterday, along with 10,599 cases to date, with 1,515 active cases.
Fond du Lac County is reporting 59 deaths with 9,697 positive tests on record; 933 are active cases.
The state says an additional death was recorded in Jefferson County which has 48 total and 6,103 cases to date; with 555 active cases.
Columbia County has experienced 23 deaths, an increase of three from Tuesday, and 3,912 positive tests; currently the county has 395 active cases.
Green Lake County had one death reported yesterday for a total of 10 and 1,302 cases on record, with 110 cases reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website