Wisconsin Surpasses Four-Thousand Deaths Over The Weekend

(Dodge County) Wisconsin surpassed 4,000 deaths due to COVID-19 over the weekend. The state Department of Health Services reported 50 deaths Saturday, 15 more on Sunday, bringing the statewide death toll to 4,056. According to DHS, it took 144 days for the state to reach 1,000 deaths, but just 21 to go from 2,000 to 3,000, and another 21 days to reach 4,000. The seven day average of deaths Sunday was 48, and while that number does continue to decline, it compares with a seven day average of three deaths just a month ago. The CDC says 296-thousand people have died nationwide.

Wisconsin health officials are reporting 2,757 positive coronavirus cases in Sunday’s daily update. There are 45,987 active cases in the state, a decrease of 2,280 from Saturday. Active cases make up 10.5-percent of the 436-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 386-thousand recoveries. Deaths account for point-nine-percent of the all cases in Wisconsin while 4.4-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized.

Dodge County has experienced 87 deaths and 9,674 cases, a one-day increase of 38.

Washington County has seen 87 deaths along with 10,321 cases to date.

Fond du Lac County is reporting 59 with 9,579 positive tests on record.

The state says Jefferson County has seen 45 deaths and 6,007 cases to date.

Columbia County has experienced 19 deaths and 3,867 positive tests.

Green Lake County has nine deaths and 1,287 cases on record.


WRN contributed

Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Health website