(Dodge County) The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin rose by 2,579 on Wednesday. The state Department of Health Services reports there have been 4,614 deaths in the state, with 69 reported Wednesday by DHS. Deaths account for one-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 321-thousand people were from the United States.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 1,243 COVID patients in Wisconsin hospitals, including 260 in ICU’s and two patients being treated at the Alternate Care Facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park. There are 33,932 active cases in the state, a decrease of 930 from Tuesday. Active cases make up 7.3-percent of the 463-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 424-thousand recoveries.
Dodge County has experienced 113 deaths and 10,124 cases, a one-day jump of 39. The county had 142 negative tests returned for a running total of 36,098. County health officials are actively monitoring 503 people, a decrease of 140 from Wednesday.
Washington County has seen 93 deaths along with 11,132 cases to date; 1,110 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County recorded one death for a total of 62 with 10,055 positive tests on record; 609 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 55 deaths, two more than yesterday, and 6,341 cases to date; with 398 active cases.
Columbia County tallied two additional deaths for a total 27 and has had 4,055 positive tests; currently the county has 243 active cases.
Green Lake County has reported 10 deaths with 1,364 cases on record, with 124 cases reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Health website