DRIFTLESS - Over the past week COVID-19 diagnoses statewide increased from 15,584 Memorial Day to 18,543 Monday, and the number of deaths increased from 514 to 595, according to the state Department of Health Services.
According to DHS 64 percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered — 11,838 Wisconsinites as of Monday. More than 6,100 cases, 33 percent of COVID-19 diagnoses, have taken place in the past 30 days.
Since the April 7 election, the number of counties reporting no COVID-19 infections has decreased from 10 to zero. Counties with only one infection have decreased from seven to two. Counties with three infections have decreased from seven to six. Counties with ten to 99 infections have increased from 18 to 35. Counties with more than 100 infections have increased from eight to 16. At the time of the April 7 election, only Milwaukee County had more than 1,000 infections (1,575), and now Kenosha (1,178), Racine (1,733), Brown (2,320), and Milwaukee (7,799) have more than 1,000 infections. The infections in those four counties account for 70 percent of all infections statewide.
Crawford Countysaw no increase of cases, remaining at 26. The number of negative tests increased by 80, and there have been no deaths in the county. In Crawford County, Prairie du Chien has nine cases, and central Crawford County has seven cases.
Vernon Countysaw no increase in cases, remaining at 26. The number of negative tests increased by 121, and there have been no deaths.
Richland Countysaw no increase in cases, remaining at 14. The number of negative tests increased by 209, and the number of deaths in the county remained at four. Southern Richland County has six cases.
Monroe Countysaw an increase of two cases, growing to 18. Negative tests increased by 228, and the number of deaths in the county remains at one.
Juneau Countysaw no increase in cases, remaining at 22. The number of deaths in the county remains at one.
LaCrosse Countyhas seen an increase in new cases in the last week of three, going from 53 to 56. There have been no deaths in the county.
Grant Countyhas seen an increase of nine cases in the last week, going from 87 to 96. There have been no additional deaths in the county, with the number of deaths remaining at 12.
The DHS census-level map that shows approximate counts of positive tests and deaths by range for 5 or more cases continues to be led by the census tract of the approximate boundaries of the towns of Clifton, Ellenboro, Liberty, Lima and South Lancaster, which has 28 of Grant County’s 96 positive tests and 10 of the county’s 12 deaths. Platteville has 22 cases. Lancaster has 14 cases. The Hazel Green and Jamestown area has eight cases, and the census tract that includes Cassville, Beetown, Glen Haven, Waterloo and North Lancaster has six cases.
Lafayette Countyhas seen an increase of one case in the last week, going from 27 to 28. There have been no deaths in the county. Darlington and northern Lafayette County has 10 cases.
Iowa Countyhas seen an increase of two cases in the last week, going from 14 to 16. There have been no deaths in the county.Green CountyMonroe’s three census tracts combine for 38 cases, northeastern Green County has 11 cases, and northwestern Green County has seven positive tests.