(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting an increase of 140 cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s daily update. The two-week daily average is 423 daily infections. There is a total of 18,543 people now having tested positive. Three-point-nine-percent (3.9%) of the nearly 3,500 tests administered came back positive on Monday, compared to 2.3-percent on Sunday and 5.3-percent on Saturday.
State public health officials reported three deaths bringing the total to 595. Deaths accounted for three-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 14-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized.
Dodge County saw an increase of seven cases Monday, for a total 228, with two deaths on record. The county had 38 negative tests returned for a running total of 4,279.
Fond du Lac County has five deaths being reported and 214 people having tested positive.
Washington County has seven deaths on record and 257 positive tests.
Jefferson County has reported three deaths and has a total 107 cases.
There has been one death in Columbia County and 44 positive cases.
Green Lake County has 20 cases.
The Wisconsin National Guard conducted specimen collections Monday at the John C. Burke Correctional Center in Waupun. The prison so far has tested six inmates with two negative results and four tests still pending.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Waupun Correctional saw three more employees test positive for COVID-19 Monday and that number now stands at 18. The facility has 213 positive tests among inmates, the most in the state, with six tests still pending.
At nearby Dodge Correctional, no inmates have tested positive for coronavirus while 948 have tested negative, 1,362 tests are still pending.