Wisconsin Health Officials Report Fewer Than One-Thousand New COVID Cases

(Dodge County) With testing low following the weekend, there were fewer than 1000 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The Department of Health Services reported just over 3,800 new tests, of which 750 were positive, for a positive test rate of about 19.6 percent. The seven-day average of new cases per day has fallen to 1,321. There are 18,278 active cases in the state, a decrease of 883 from Sunday. Active cases make up 3.4-percent of the 543-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 518-thousand recoveries.

There was one COVID death on Monday, increasing th death toll to 5,897. The seven-day average of reported deaths fell to 28.3. 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 439-thousand people have died in the United States.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association reported 686 COVID-19 patients on Monday. That number dropped below 700 last week for the first time since early October.

Dodge County has experienced 147 deaths and 11,164 cases, a one-day increase of five positive tests. The county had 38 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,656. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 251 people.

Washington County has seen 123 deaths along with 13,286 cases to date.

Fond du Lac County has 84 deaths, with 11,544 positive tests on record; 304 are active cases.

The state says Jefferson County has 71 deaths and 7,587 cases to date; with 185 active cases.

Columbia County has seen 44 deaths and 4,847 positive tests; there are 147 active cases.

Green Lake County has 15 deaths with 1,491 cases on record, 45 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.


WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website