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No new cases in La Crosse County, while Minnesota sets high for cases and Iowa sees most deaths in a day

WIZM staff

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No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in La Crosse County, after having three consecutive days totaling four cases before Tuesday.

Those three days were the first three in a row since April 8-10.

In Wisconsin, another 13 deaths and 330 new cases of the virus were reported Tuesday. The death toll in the state is now 353 from 8,566 positive tests.

Winona County reported one new case, which brings its total to 68, while the death toll remained at 15. 

No changes reported in the cases for Fillmore and Houston counties. 

Meanwhile, Minnesota reported over 600 new cases in one day for the first time, bringing the statewide total to 7,851. There were also 27 more deaths in the state — the second-highest tally recorded there.  It’s also the fifth time in a week that more than 20 deaths were reported in a single day and the 17th of the last 19 days there have been double-digit deaths. Before that, there was just one day in the double-digits.

Iowa had its largest single-day death toll from the virus (19). There were also another 408 cases reported.

Totals in Iowa: 207 deaths, 10,111 cases.

Allamakee County, in the northeast corner of Iowa, has a reported 98 cases and four deaths. Neighboring Winneshiek and Clayton counties each have 18 cases, while Fayette County, just to the southwest of Allamakee, has 23 cases.

As of Tuesday, 178 of the people who have died in Iowa have been at least 61 years old.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that 56% of the deaths occurred in long-term health facilities.

In total, 60,569 people have been tested in Iowa. Of the 10,111 positive cases, 3,572 had recovered, according to the IDPH.

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