Dodge County Sees Dramatic Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Dodge County has seen its largest one-week spike in the number of COVID-19 cases identified since the beginning of the pandemic.

133 people tested positive between August 2 and 8, according to the Dodge County Public Health Department.

Source: Dodge County Public Health Department

The largest spike was among 20-29 year-olds and 50-59-year-olds.

26 new cases were identified in each age group within the past week.

Source: Dodge County Public Health Department

The Dodge County Public Health Department says it is particularly worried about mass gatherings. Of the 133 people who tested positive within the past week, 39 reported attending a large gathering, party or meeting with people outside of their home.

72 cases were associated with clusters, including 36 from a single large gathering and 30 from a place of work.

The Dodge County Public Health Department also released results from the drive-thru testing that was offered in Mayville on July 31st and August 1st, 2020.

Of the 584 people who were tested, 473 lived in Dodge County.

Of those 473 people, 37 tested positive for COVID-19.

That’s a positive percentage rate of 7.8%.

Source: Dodge County Public Health Department

You can read the full report from the Dodge County Public Health Department by clicking here: https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/home/showdocument?id=39814&fbclid=IwAR2p0BcGSFqwsZ-q0DwQrlC-RntNp7ei2fTaM2qGdf6522Aty372D1Ygwfc