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No new COVID-19 cases in La Crosse, while Winona suffers sixth death

Rick Solem

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While La Crosse County went all weekend without a new confirmed COVID-19 case, the situation just up river is worse.

Winona County recorded its sixth death — fourth in the past five days — and added four new cases Sunday.

That brings the total there to 30, while La Crosse remains at zero deaths and 26 cases — 17 of which no longer having to be isolated.

La Crosse County only had four cases this past week, never getting more than one case in a single day.

Meanwhile, across the state, Milwaukee County’s cases grew by just 11 Sunday to 1,725 cases. That 11 was the lowest total by far, as Milwaukee grew by 501 cases over the past week, including three times in the 90s.

The death toll, before Sunday, in Milwaukee County is at 84 total.

Statewide in Wisconsin, the number of deaths from the virus increased by seven, to 144, while the number of cases grew by 128 to 3,341. Of those, 144 have or had to be hospitalized.

In Minnesota, the death toll grew by six, bringing the total to 70. The state added at least 109 new cases for 1,621 overall — 842 who no longer need to be isolated.

Minnesota has seen 361 hospitalizations, including 21 more Sunday — five of those heading to the ICU. Currently, 157 patients remain hospitalized, including 74 in the ICU.

Nationwide, the U.S. saw its death toll (22,071) surpass that of any other country. There are 559,409 confirmed cases in the U.S. and 1,846,680 worldwide, including 114,090 deaths.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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