Wisconsin Reports Record For Coronavirus Deaths

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials are reporting 4,078 positive coronavirus cases in Tuesday’s daily update. There are 68,406 active cases in the state, a decrease of 368 from Monday. Active cases make up 17.5-percent of the 391-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 319-thousand recoveries.

The state reported a record 107 deaths bringing that total to 3,420. An increase was expected, as reporting caught up after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Department of Health Services clarified that this is the date the death was reported to public health agencies, not the date of death. Deaths account for point-nine-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 267-thousand people were from the United States.

Dodge County has experienced 74 deaths and 8,408 cases to date. The county had 50 negative tests returned for a running total of 33,333. County health officials are actively monitoring 997 people, a decrease of 158 from Monday.

Washington County has now reported 72 deaths along with 8,905 cases, with 2,004 being active cases.

Fond du Lac County has 50 deaths and has 8,493 positive tests on record; 913 are active cases.

Jefferson County has a seen 39 deaths and 5,403 cases to date; with 696 active cases.

Columbia County has 12 deaths and 3,498 positive tests; currently the county has 983 active cases.

Green Lake County has six deaths and 1,185 cases on record, with 122 cases reported in the last two weeks.

 

WRN contributed

Photo Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Health website