Rock County had an 83% positivity rate for COVID-19 on Monday. The record-setting day beat the previous high of 57% on Sept. 6.

Since Friday there have been 30 patients in Rock County hospitals receiving care for COVID-19. That is the highest number of patients in the county to date. The previous high was on May 26 when 27 patients were in the hospital for COVID-19 countywide.

According to the municipal data posted by the county public health department on Monday, Milton had 203 laboratory confirmed cases (54 more than on Oct. 5) and nine probable cases. Negative test results were up 109 for a total of 2,333 and the number of recovered is 119 (25 more than the previous week). In Milton 25% of the cases are ages 15-24 and 24% are ages 55-64.

Janesville had an increase of 240 more cases since Oct. 5 for a total of 1,418 cases.

On Monday, the Rock County Health Department reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 from the previous day and no additional death in Rock County, bringing the countywide total to 3,423 cases and 36 deaths.

The health department estimates 39,359 people have tested negative and 2,446 people have recovered. There were 941 active cases as of Monday. The positivity rate was 83%.

Dane County reported 11,585 cases and 43 deaths; Green County reported 704 cases and 3 deaths; and Walworth County reported 2,907 cases and 36 deaths, Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) data from Wednesday shows.

Wisconsin reported 1,952 new cases and 9 additional deaths on Monday, bringing the statewide total to 152,192 cases and 1,474 deaths, DHS reports. As of Monday, 121,204 people have recovered in the state and DHS believes there are a total of 29,478 active cases in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers released the following statement regarding the ruling by Polk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Waterman rejecting the temporary restraining order pursued by Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and supported by Republicans to enjoin the governor's public health emergency and order requiring face coverings in public places.

“Today’s ruling is a victory in our fight against COVID-19 and our efforts to keep the people of Wisconsin safe and healthy during this unprecedented crisis,” Evers said. “As the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin reached 150,000 yesterday, we will continue doing everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus. We ask Wisconsinites to please stay home as much as possible, limit travel and going to public gatherings, and wear a mask whenever out and about.”


In Winnebago County, Illinois, the latest report showed 71 new COVID-19 cases, bringing to countywide total to 7,897 cases and 160 deaths.

Boone County reported total 1,425 cases and 24 deaths; DeKalb County reported 1,893 cases and 41 deaths; McHenry County reported 5,139 cases and 119 deaths; Ogle County reported 910 cases and 6 deaths; and Stephenson County reported 699 cases and 7 deaths, state data shows.

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 2,742 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 13 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 321,892 cases, including 8,997 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

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