(Dodge County) Wisconsin is nearing 5,000 deaths due to COVID-19. The state Department of Health Services yesterday (Tuesday) reported 95 coronavirus related deaths, the most since December 22, bringing the toll to 4,979. 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 nearly two-million people who have died worldwide, the CDC says 352-thousand people were from the United States.
Of the people tested for COVID-19 over the past seven days, 31.9-percent were positive. According to state health officials, that rate has been increasing. The Wisconsin Hospitals Association also reported 1,102 hospitalized patients as of Tuesday, including 245 in ICUs.
There a total 3,403 positive coronavirus cases in Tuesday’s daily update. There are 27,576 active cases in the state, an increase of 1,187 from Monday. Active cases make up 5.6-percent of the 491-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 458-thousand recoveries.
Dodge County reported an additional death Tuesday for a total of 126 with 10,492 cases, a one-day increase of 12 positive tests. The county had 53 negative tests returned for a running total of 36,873.
Washington County has now seen 100 deaths, three more than on Monday, along with 11,925 cases to date; 902 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County recorded two deaths increasing their total to 69 with 10,652 positive tests on record; 558 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has seen 57 deaths and 6,778 cases to date; with 460 active cases.
Columbia County has 32 deaths and 4,307 positive tests; currently there are 184 active cases.
Green Lake County has reported 10 deaths with 1,407 cases on record, 46 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website