(Dodge County) Wisconsin reported 81 additional deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday. That brings the statewide death toll to 3,887 since the start of the pandemic. The state Department of Health Services reported a slightly decreased seven-day average of daily deaths at 55, which is 15 more daily deaths than one month ago. DHS reported 3,619 new coronavirus cases on just over 11,700 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 30.9-percent, considerably lower than Tuesday’s 42.9-percent. The average positivity rate – that’s first-time positive tests over the last seven days – was 29.5-percent Wednesday.
There are 54,599 active cases in the state, a decrease of 3,214 from Tuesday. Active cases make up 12.9-percent of the 422-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 363-thousand recoveries. 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 285-thousand people were from the United States.
Dodge County has experienced 87 deaths and 9,222 cases to date. The county had 346 negative tests returned for a running total of 34,606. County health officials are actively monitoring 862 people, an increase of seven from Tuesday.
Washington County has now reported 82 deaths along with 9,878 cases, with 1,854 being active cases.
Fond du Lac County has 56 deaths and has 9,283 positive tests on record; 1,119 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 45 deaths and 5,829 cases to date; with 612 active cases.
Columbia County has 13 deaths and 3,722 positive tests; currently the county has 722 active cases.
Green Lake County has eight deaths and 1,240 cases on record, with 85 cases reported in the last two weeks.
Photo courtesy of the Dodge County website