(Dodge County) COVID-19 deaths continued unabated in Wisconsin on Christmas Eve day. Thursday’s numbers from the state Department of Health Services included 60 deaths, bringing the statewide toll to 4,674 since the start of the pandemic.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 who have died worldwide, the CDC says 325-thousand people were from the United States.
DHS reported 2,799 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on just over 10,500 tests. That marked the fifth straight day of fewer than 3,000 cases, as the number of people being tested continues to decline. There are 33,409 active cases in the state, a decrease of 523 from Wednesday. Active cases make up 7.2-percent of the 466-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 428-thousand recoveries.
Dodge County recorded one death Thursday for a total of 114 and 10,165, a one-day jump of 41. The county had 68 negative tests returned for a running total of 36,166. County health officials are actively monitoring 503 people, a decrease of 140 from Wednesday.
Washington County has seen 93 deaths along with 11,266 cases to date; 1,110 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County recorded two deaths for a total of 64 with 10,101 positive tests on record; 609 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 57 deaths, two more than yesterday, and 6,375 cases to date; with 398 active cases.
Columbia County tallied one death Thursday for a total 28 and has had 4,065 positive tests; currently the county has 243 active cases.
Green Lake County has reported 10 deaths with 1,370 cases on record, with 121 cases reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website