(Dodge County) The number of new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin was back above 1,000 on Tuesday. The Department of Health Services reported 1,095 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on just over 3,100 tests, and a 7-day test-positivity rates at 19.7-percent. There are 17,809 active cases in the state, a decrease of 469 from Monday. Active cases make up 3.3-percent of the 544-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 520-thousand recoveries.
There were 40 deaths reported bringing that number to 5,937. 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 441-thousand people have died in the United States. The Department of Health Services reported 123 new hospitalizations, while the Wisconsin Hospitals Association reported 657 COVID-19 patients in total, including 158 in ICUs.
Dodge County has experienced has 147 deaths and 11,174 cases, a one-day increase of 10 positive tests. The county had 18 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,674. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 245 people, six fewer than on Monday.
Washington County reported one death for a total of 124 deaths along with 13,317 cases to date; 411 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County has 84 deaths, with 11,587 positive tests on record; 287 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has 71 deaths and 7,607 cases to date; with 185 active cases.
Columbia County has seen 44 deaths and 4,851 positive tests; there are 138 active cases.
Green Lake County has 17 deaths, two more than on Monday, with 1,492 cases on record; 44 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website