(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting an increase of 733 cases of COVID-19 in Friday’s daily update. The two-week average is 473 daily infections. There is a total of 17,707 people now having tested positive. Five-point-four-percent (5.4%) of the nearly 13-thousand tests administered came back positive on Friday, compared to 4.8-percent on Thursday and 5.8-percent on Wednesday. State public health officials reported 18 more deaths bringing the total to 568. Deaths account for three-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 14-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Two of the deaths announced Friday were Washington County residents, where six people have now died and 238 have tested positive. Dodge County reported eight new cases, for a total of 180, with one death on record. The county had 505 negative tests returned Friday for a running total of 3712. Fond du Lac County has five deaths being reported and 194 people having tested positive. Jefferson County has reported three deaths and has a total of 101 cases. There has been one death in Columbia County and 43 positive cases. Green Lake County now has 18 cases.
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