Weekend Sees Seven-Day Average Of COVID-19 Deaths Reach Sixty For First Time

(Dodge County) Reported cases of COVD-19 in Wisconsin continue to decline following a November peak. However the state’s weekly average of new deaths remains high. The state Department of Health Services reported 94 COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend including 77 on Saturday, when the state hit its all-time high seven-day average of daily deaths at 60. Sunday’s seven-day average of daily deaths was just under that. There have been 3,738 deaths attributed to the virus with 19 reported Monday. 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 281-thousand people were from the United States.

Wisconsin health officials are reporting 2,155 positive coronavirus cases in Monday’s daily update. There are 58,009 active cases in the state, a decrease of 1,379 from Sunday. Active cases make up 14-percent of the 414-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 352-thousand recoveries.

Dodge County has experienced 83 deaths and 9,076 cases to date. The county had 77 negative tests returned for a running total of 34,163. County health officials are actively monitoring 975 people.

Washington County has reported 77 deaths along with 9,612 cases.

Fond du Lac County has 53 deaths and has 9,121 positive tests on record; 1,150 are active cases.

The state says Jefferson County has seen 42 deaths and 5,725 cases to date; with 626 active cases.

Columbia County has 13 deaths and 3,659 positive tests; currently the county has 787 active cases.

Green Lake County has seven deaths and 1,232 cases on record, with 99 cases reported in the last two weeks.

 

WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health Website