Positive test results push past 10% state-wide
July 22, 2020
Since July 13 there have been four days with no new confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Monroe County, July 14, 18, 19, and 20 There was, however, one hospitalized reported on July 18.
After a brief decline, a two-day spike totaling 15 new cases were reported on July 16 and July 17, before the number fell back to zero for three straight days, July 18 - 20.
According to the Monroe County Health Department, Cashton has accounted for a total of 3% of positive tests, while Norwalk comprises 5%. The county’s two largest communities, Sparta and Tomah, have been ground zero for 79% of all confirmed cases. Tomah accounts for 46%.
There have been 5,510 negative tests reported as of July 20 in Monroe County.
Vernon County has had 4,012 negative tests, with 45 testing positive and 41 recovered (96 total positive).
On July 17, La Crosse county reported 10 new lab confirmed cases, with 10.5% of tests coming back positive, and the first COVID related death.
Statewide, Wisconsin has been setting new daily records of positive tests after a two-day downtrend early last week, July 12 and 13. The percentage of tests coming back positive has also drawn concern, as it surpassed the 10% mark.
The list of businesses requiring face coverings to enter also continues to grow.
Sunday, 830 new positive test results for COVID were confirmed in Wisconsin.
A record number of new cases were reported in the United Sates on July 17, when the count reached 75,821. Since then, the numbers have begun to decline slightly, but are still consistently above a daily average of 60,000.
There have been 140,534 deaths attributed to the novel virus in the United states.
Globally, over one half million deaths (606,071) have been recognized as linked to COVID 19.