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No new cases in La Crosse, while Wisconsin nears 6,000 cases and Minnesota has another single-day high in deaths



La Crosse County saw no new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, after getting one case Friday the first case in 14 days.

Total cases in La Crosse remains at 27 with 26 no longer needing isolation.


Statewide, there was a record 331 cases Saturday, followed by 224 more Sunday , as well as six deaths. The death toll in Wisconsin is now 272 from 5,911 cases.

Another 23 were hospitalized for the virus, bringing that total to 1,397. The state reports 24 percent of those who get the virus have been hospitalized.

In terms of testing, the state has averaged 258 positive tests the past five days.

It’s also averaged 2,537 completed tests (positive and negative tests) the past five days.

Before that, for April 1-21, the state had 156 positive tests a day and completed an average of 1,606 tests (positive and negative) per day.

Winona County saw two more confirmed cases Saturday — none Sunday — bringing the total there to 66. The death toll remains at 13.

Minnesota hit another single-day high in deaths Sunday from the virus at 28. That’s the sixth consecutive day the state has either matched or set new highs.

All but five of Sunday’s deaths came from long-term care facilities.

Like Wisconsin, the death toll in Minnesota is also 272, despite having around 1,400 less cases.

Wisconsin’s single-day high in deaths came on April 4 at 19. There were also 17 deaths back on April 10. So far in April, Wisconsin had a double-digit death count on a single day 12 times.

Over the past 10 days, however, Minnesota has averaged 17.8 deaths a day. From April 1-16, the state averaged five deaths per day.

Minnesota had 156 new cases Sunday — 32 of which had to be hospitalized — bringing the total case count to 3,602.

In terms of testing, Minnesota has completed 2,411 tests per day past four days and come away with 220 positive tests over that span.

For the rest of the month (April 1-22), the state was conducting 1,343 tests a day and getting 95 positives.

Minnesota has seen 829 hospitalization from the virus — 285 remain in those facilities, with 115 in intensive care.

In Iowa, there were another 384 confirmed cases and six deaths. The total case count there is now 5,476 and the death toll hit 118.

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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