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FDL County Levels Off, State Sees 528 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Testing Ramps Up


The COVID-19 numbers for Fond du Lac County are showing some welcoming results, as the county reported its 2nd day of zero percent positive cases in the last 3 days. Confirmed cases stand at 146, with 51 active cases, 92 recovered cases and 6 people currently hospitalized. 

FDL County also climbed to 3,053 in negative tests. It's interesting to note while COVID-19 has been mostly viewed as a virus affecting older demographics, in Fond du Lac County the 70+ age group has only seen 13 confirmed cases, making up roughly 9% of the total confirmed case count. 

The consensus across the state, relative to COVID-19, has been to focus on more tests each day, and more labs able to process those tests. Currently there are fifty three labs with a daily capacity of over 14,000. The stated goal released this week was to reach 85,000 tests per week, and one can only assume that as the weekly testing numbers increase, we may see some higher numbers showing up as well in the short term. 

Thus was the case Wednesday, with 528 new positive cases reported in Wisconsin. That’s substantially higher than the 7-day average of 359. The 8% daily positive test return, compared to the past daily averages, is also one of the highest in the past 2 weeks. That compares to a daily positive return rate on May 8 of 8.1%, 8% on May 10 and 8.3% on May 16. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 154,300 negative tests, along with 13,413 positive tests, and now 481 deaths. Males still make up the majority of the deaths, at 58% vs. just 42% for females.  

Comments 6
need air commented on 21-May-2020 07:32 PM3 out of 5 stars
OK. Welcoming results. Why more masks? I felt like I was treated like I had the black plague without a mask. I have trouble with masks, like breathing C02. I have Shortness of breath already, I need fresh air and I am not sick!!!!
L.R. commented on 22-May-2020 06:14 AM3 out of 5 stars
Don't be so selfish. You could be asymptomatic and get other people sick. Now that we are open, with no restrictions, I guarantee there will be a surge in cases in the coming weeks. Now is the perfect time to be wearing masks with everyone out and about.
Yum yum commented on 22-May-2020 12:02 PM3 out of 5 stars
L.R. If your prediction fails will you eat my mask?
no mask commented on 23-May-2020 05:57 PM3 out of 5 stars
asymptomatic, don't be so paranoid. Don't need a mask, it isn't an 100% any way. Do you cover your eyes? Don't believe everything you hear. DO the research!
masks commented on 23-May-2020 08:24 PM3 out of 5 stars
i feel like a freak without a mask. Do you even know the proper way to wear them? Do you how to properly apply and remove them?
Super Freaky but maskless commented on 24-May-2020 05:27 AM3 out of 5 stars
Dear Freak: Your first sentence speaks volumes.

Do you even know if they work?

I just roll around in a giant plastic ball. Human hamster.

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