COVID Numbers Still High Heading Into Thanksgiving

State health officials reported 5,469 positive coronavirus cases in Wednesday’s daily update. While the daily numbers continue to recede slightly, there is concern the long Thanksgiving holiday could lead to a spike in numbers in the coming weeks. As of Wednesday, there were 75,233 active cases in the state, a drop of 660 from Tuesday. Active cases make up 20.4-percent of the 369-thousand people who have tested positive to date. So far, there have been over 291-thousand recoveries.

Wisconsin also reported 63 additional deaths on Wednesday, which brings the total to 3,178. Deaths account for point-nine-percent (.09) of all cases in Wisconsin while 4.5-percent of those known to have contracted the virus needed to be hospitalized.

Fond du Lac County reported an additional 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, taking the total confirmed to 8,103. There was a drop of 200 active cases, and another 276 cases reported as recovered, with almost 6,900 total recoveries since the start of the pandemic. The county also recorded an additional death, raising the total deaths to 44.