Wisconsin Eclipses 13,000 COVID Deaths

(Dodge County) There have been more than 13-thousand confirmed COVID deaths in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 13,001 confirmed COVID deaths as of Monday, and another 1,599 probable deaths due to the virus.

State health data shows some 70-percent of COVID deaths have been among those age 60 and older. The most recent 1,000 confirmed COVID deaths were reported over a three month period. The previous 1,000 deaths took a little more than a month, and that’s an indication that the pace of deaths being reported has slowed.

Dodge County’s COVID death toll stands at 340 with 295 confirmed and 45 probable deaths, according to the state health department. The county’s COVID community level remains in the low category, which means masks are not required. Fond du Lac, Jefferson, and Green Lake counties also have low levels of community spread while Columbia County is the medium category.

So far, 52.7-percent of Dodge County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 50.6-percent have completed the vaccination series. Just under 28-percent have received an additional booster dose.

WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website