Wright County Public Health has released its weekly COVID-19 dashboard and the good news is that the number of new confirmed cases continue to be in decline for new confirmed cases.
This week there were 127 new confirmed cases, the lowest weekly total since October. The number of cases that required hospitalization was 10, with three of those requiring stays in an Intensive Care Unit. There were three more deaths – the 14th straight week in which at least one Wright County resident has died from COVID.
The county’s overall totals since the start of the pandemic are 12,165 confirmed cases, 478 cases that required hospitalization, 82 that required ICU stays and 112 deaths.
In the five-week period from November 6 through December 10, there were 6,171 new confirmed cases of COVID – an average of more than 1,200 a week. Over the last four weeks of reporting (January 15 through February 12), there have been a total of 678 new confirmed cases with the weekly totals dropping each of the last four weeks (199, 186, 166, 127). While we aren’t through the ravages of COVID-19, the recent numbers are a very good sign that cases aren’t surging anymore as they were in November and December.