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Winona suffers another death from virus, Allamakee has 89 cases, while La Crosse remains at 29



While there were no new cases Thursday of COVID-19 in La Crosse County, two nearby counties are not as lucky.

In Minnesota, Winona County suffered its 15th death from the virus. Its case count remained at 66 for the third consecutive day.

In the northeast corner of Iowa, Allamakee County’s case count has risen to 89 out of 242 tests. It had 72 total cases Monday, after adding 32 last week. There have been three deaths in the county.

La Crosse County’s case count remains at 29, with 26 recovered and nobody in the hospital.


Statewide, Wisconsin suffered another eight deaths and a single-day high for confirmed cases at 334 on Thursday. The previous high was April 25 with 331.

Totals now in Wisconsin: 316 deaths, 6,854 cases. Of those, 22 percent have had to be hospitalized at some point.

Meanwhile, Minnesota has gone back-to-back days setting single-day highs for confirmed cases. Wednesday it was 463. Thursday, it was 492.

There were also another 24 deaths in Minnesota from the virus. The state has had double-digit deaths in 13 of the past 14 days, including a single-day high of 28. Before that, the state had just one day of double-digit deaths.

Totals in Minnesota: 343 deaths and 5,136 cases. Of those, 20 percent of cases have had to be hospitalized.

At least 10 of Winona County’s death toll has come from Sauer Health Care. And, the only facility with more than 10 residents listed by the Minnesota Department of Health as having COVID-19 cases is also at that facility.

Iowa set back-to-back single-day highs in deaths with 12 on Wednesday and 14 Thursday, along with another 302 confirmed cases.

Totals in Iowa: 162 deaths, 7,145 cases.

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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