(Dodge County) Wisconsin recorded 1500 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly a week on Thursday. The state Department of Health Services reported 1,518 new cases Thursday. The seven day average of 1,229 new daily cases, is the lowest it has been since mid-September, and new daily cases have been falling steadily since early January. There are 16,684 active cases in the state, a decrease of 282 from Wednesday. Active cases make up 3.1-percent of the 546-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 524-thousand recoveries.
Wisconsin health officials reported 41 new deaths from COVID-19 bringing that total to 5,992. 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 451-thousand people have died in the United States. As of Thursday, 659,025 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered, and 129,766 people have received both shots, completing the vaccination series.
Dodge County has experienced 147 deaths and 11,202 cases, a one-day increase of 17 positive tests. The county had 87 negative tests returned for a running total of 38,836. Health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 225 people.
Washington County has seen 124 deaths along with 13,387 cases to date; 242 are active cases.
Fond du Lac County has 84 deaths, with 11,632 positive tests on record; 298 are active cases.
The state says Jefferson County has 71 deaths and 7,628 cases to date; with 154 active cases.
Columbia County has reported 46 deaths and 4,576 positive tests; there are 123 active cases.
Green Lake County has 17 deaths with 1,499 cases on record; 43 cases have been reported in the last two weeks.
–Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website