(Dodge County) For the second day in a row, Wisconsin reported the highest number of COVID-19 positive tests of the entire pandemic. Wisconsin health officials are reporting a record 2533 positive coronavirus cases in Friday’s daily update, which is 19.4-percent of the 10,500 tests announced. There are 12,839 active cases in the state, an increase of 1244 people from Thursday. Active cases make up 13.2-percent of the 97-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 83-thousand recoveries.
State health officials recorded seven deaths Friday, for a total of 1,238. Deaths account for 1.3-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 6.8-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Nationwide, the CDC says there have been 197-thousand deaths while the worldwide death toll is widely reported to be around 948-thousand people.
Washington County has experienced 32 deaths along 2,156 cases, a one-day increase of 48 cases. Fond du Lac County has reported 12 deaths with 1,655 positive tests, a one day increase of 73 cases. Jefferson County has reported seven deaths and 1,166 cases to date. There have been two deaths in Columbia County where there have been 478 cases. Green Lake County now has 169 cases, up 15.
Dodge County had 26 more cases announced Friday for a running total of 1538 with nine deaths on record. The county had 121 negative tests returned for a running total of 21,295. Public health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 256 people.