COVID-19 update: Kewaunee County reports 23% increase, Door County has slight uptick
Kewaunee County saw a 23% increase in its COVID-19 virus cases between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, while Door County reported a slight uptick over the same week.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Kewaunee County Public Health Department was reporting an overall total of 189 positive cases since testing began in the spring, up 36 from the 153 reported Aug. 25.
To date, 3,603 tests have come back negative, 199 of those in the past week, meaning the rate of positive tests since Aug. 25 is 15.3%. That also caused a significant jump in the positive percentage since testing began, from 4.3% as of Aug. 25 to 5% as of Tuesday, although that number remains below the overall state rate of 6.1%.
Of the total of 189 positive cases, 32 are considered active, an increase of 25 from the seven reported a week before, while 155 have recovered, compared to 144 recoveries as of Aug. 25.
The number of Kewaunee County residents who died because of COVID-19 complications remains at two, with one death in April and one in July. Sixty-two test results are pending.
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The Door County Public Health Department reported an overall total of 135 positive tests, an increase of seven since Aug. 25. To date, 5,668 tests have come back negative, 365 during that week, meaning 1.9% of reported results in that span were positive. The overall rate of positive tests for the county remained at 2.3%.
Eight COVID-19 cases in Door County currently are active, down from the 12 reported Aug. 25, while 124 are considered recovered, up nine since then. Three Door residents have died from COVID-19 but none since early May. As of Tuesday, 235 test results are pending.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: COVID-19 update: Kewaunee County reports 23% increase, Door County has slight uptick