(Dodge County) Thursday’s COVID-19 numbers for Wisconsin generally showed a positive trend. The Department of Health Services reported 24 deaths, bringing the toll to 5,811, with a seven day average of 29 deaths per day. Deaths account for 1.1-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.5-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Of the two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 429-thousand people have died in the United States.
The Department Health Services also reported that none of the state’s 72 counties showing critically high disease activity levels. There were 1,802 positive results on just over 8,000 new tests, for a positive test rate of about 22.6 percent. There are 20,488 active cases in the state, a decrease of 69 from Wednesday. Active cases make up 3.8-percent of the 538-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 511-thousand recoveries. The seven-day average of new cases per day fell to 1,464. And the 714 hospitalized COVID-19 patients reported by the Wisconsin Hospital Association is the lowest since early October.
Dodge County has experienced 143 deaths and 11,121 cases, a one-day increase of 19 positive tests. The county had 56 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,428.
Washington County reported two deaths Wednesday for a total of 121 along with 13,206 cases to date; 473 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County has seen 82 deaths, two more than on Wednesday, with 11,486 positive tests on record; 358 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has recorded 70 deaths and 7,500 cases to date; with 210 active cases.
Columbia County has seen 39 deaths and 4,813 positive tests; there are 171 active cases.
Green Lake County has 15 deaths with 1,489 cases on record, 59 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website