State, Local Wednesday Coronavirus Update

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting 3,777 positive coronavirus cases in Wednesday’s daily update. There are 65,926 active cases in the state, a decrease of 2,480 from Tuesday. Active cases make up 16.7-percent of the 395-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 325-thousand recoveries.

Wisconsin has reported nearly 500 deaths from COVID-19 in just the last 11 days. On November 21st, the death toll passed 3,000. On Wednesday, the total reached 3,502, with 82 reported deaths following Tuesday’s single day record of 107 reported deaths. 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 269-thousand people were from the United States.

Dodge County has experienced 74 deaths and 8,457 cases to date. The county had 119 negative tests returned for a running total of 33,452. County health officials are actively monitoring 971 people, a decrease of 26 from Tuesday.

Washington County has now reported 72 deaths along with 9,059 cases.

Fond du Lac County has 50 deaths and has 8,569 positive tests on record; 964 are active cases.

The state says Jefferson County has seen 39 deaths and 5,426 cases to date; with 668 active cases.

Columbia County has 12 deaths and 3,531 positive tests; currently the county has 965 active cases.

Green Lake County has six deaths and 1,192 cases on record, with 113 cases reported in the last two weeks.


WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website