Daily Covid 19 State Total Update
According to data collected by the New York Times, Rock County has the ninth highest daily growth rate of COVID 19 cases in the country with a daily growth rate of 9% with a doubling rate of eight days. 311 cases have been confirmed with 10 people having died from the virus with 17 people needing to be hospitalized which is up two from the Tuesday. One of the reasons for the high growth rate is the Bird's Eye plant where it’s estimated that around 100 of the 800 employees have had or have the virus but an increase in testing is the main reason for the uptick in cases. The DHS is reporting as of Wednesday the number of confirmed COVID 19 cases reached 8,984 with 309 new cases which is about 8% of new tests which is down about a half percent from Tuesday. DHS data shows that 1,694 needing hospitalization, nine more people died on Wednesday bringing the total 362 and 4,348 have recovered from COVID 19. Jefferson county reported 47 cases and no deaths and Walworth county reported 237 positive cases and 9 deaths. The daily testing capacity has surpassed 14 thousand tests with 51 labs able to conduct testing across the state and finally Gov Evers announced Wednesday that the DHS has launched a new online resource to help the public find COVID 19 testing sites throughout the state, visit dhs.wisconsin.gov for more information.