20-29 Yr. Olds See Increased COVID-19 Numbers

6 new cases of COVID-19
were reported in Fond du Lac
on Thursday, now
sitting at 306. With a total of 111 tests returned, that puts the daily
percentage positive at 3.7%, with a total of 9,034 negative tests also being
turned in since the start of the pandemic. 25 active cases remain, with 275
recovered, and still 2 people hospitalized as a result of the coronavirus.


The percentage of positive
COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin
remained above four percent Thursday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported that 464–or 4.1 percent — of 11,222 new test results were positive. That follows a 4.3 percent positive rate on Wednesday, and over the past seven days, an average of 3.6 percent of tests have been positive. DHS also reported nine deaths, and 27 new hospitalizations. The state’s public health agency now has a county-level dashboard to assess COVID-19 activity in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions, that measures what DHS calls the burden in each county. 

There have now been 766 deaths and 3,326 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. Out of more than 26,000 cases, 78% have recovered.


As we get ready to launch
into another holiday week, the weather is not going to be a detractor when it
comes to folks gathering. And that could cause more concern. New spikes in
COVID-19 cases are being seen among the 20-to-29 age group. Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Ryan Westergaard says La Crosse
and Winnebago Counties have both seen large increases
in the 20-29 age group, in large part because that group is not practicing
social distancing.