Wisconsin Tops 1000 COVID Cases For Seventh Time

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reporting 1021 positive coronavirus cases in Friday’s daily update, which is 9.8-percent of the 9400 tests announced. It’s the seventh time the state has reported 1,000 or more new cases in a single day. The seven-day average is 780 new cases per day, still lower than 833 a week ago. There are 9003 active cases in the state, an increase of 72 from Thursday. Active cases make up 14-percent of the 64-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been 54-thousand recoveries.

State health officials recorded seven more deaths, for a total of 1,025. Deaths account for 1.6-percent of all cases in Wisconsin while 8.2-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized. Forty-five (45) new hospitalizations bring the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to 354, with 109 in intensive care. Nationwide, the CDC says there has been 166-thousand deaths while the worldwide death toll is widely reported to be around 760-thousand.

Another death has been reported in Washington County where there 23 people have now died and 1,188 cases have been reported, a one-day increase of 41 cases.

Dodge County has five deaths on record and 894 cases, an increase of 19 from Thursday. The county had 158 negative tests returned for a running total of 17,192. Public health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 183 people while 465 have recovered.

Fond du Lac County has eight deaths on record and 744 positive tests to date, up 32 cases. Jefferson County has five deaths along with 690 cases. There have been two deaths in Columbia County where there have been 279 cases. Green Lake County now has 61 cases.



Image from https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/data.htm