Active COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Door, Kewaunee counties
The number of people with active cases of the COVID-19 virus in Door and Kewaunee counties continued to rise in the past week.
As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, Kewaunee County was reporting 106 active cases, an increase of 16 compared to the 90 reported a week before, Oct. 13. Door County listed 95 active cases, up 18 from 77 on Oct. 13. Seven people are hospitalized in Kewaunee County because of COVID-19; the current number of hospitalizations in Door County wasn't available by this story's deadline, but the cumulative number since testing for the virus began in March is 30, according to the county health department.
The number of positive tests for the virus rose by more than 100 for a fourth straight week in Kewaunee County, from 837 as of Oct. 13 to 969 as of Tuesday, a jump of 132. On Sept. 15, the total was 290.
Door County's weekly jump in positive cases slowed a little from the previous week. After rising by 115 between Oct. 6 and 13, the number went up by 85 from Oct. 13 to Tuesday, to a cumulative total of 651.
Figures provided Tuesday from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services indicate Kewaunee County has seen 4,597 positive cases per 100,000 people since testing began, sixth-most of the state's 72 counties. That means 4.6% of the county's population has tested positive. Two weeks before, on Oct. 10, the county had the third-most positives per 100,000 in the state, 3,611.
Door County reported 2,358 positives per 100,000.
Kewaunee County has also had 5,721 negative tests, resulting in a 14.5% cumulative rate of positive tests. So far, 868 people who tested positive have recovered, and five county residents have died from COVID-19 complications.
With a total of 8,673 negative tests, the rate of positive tests in Door County is 7%. So far, 552 people have recovered, with four deaths in the county because of the virus.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Active COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Door, Kewaunee counties