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La Crosse County adds one case — teenage female — Wisconsin, Iowa report most cases in day



One new case of COVID-19 in La Crosse County on Saturday.

The county health department says its a female teenager. Overall, the county has had 45 cases with 33 recovered and one hospitalized.

Wisconsin: 453 deaths, 12,187 cases
Minnesota: 700 deaths, 14,969 cases
Iowa: 346 deaths, 14,328 cases

The county has had 12 cases the past seven days — nine of those in a two-day span. The 12 cases before that had taken 32 days to accumulate (April 3-May 3).

There will be a free drive-thru testing site for La Crosse County residents aged 5 and older on May 21 at the OmniCenter in Onalaska with the Wisconsin National Guard.

Vernon County now has 10 cases, after reporting two more late Friday. The county has seen cases five consecutive days. None were reported Saturday. Trempealeau County remains at seven cases.

Statewide, Wisconsin reported eight deaths and 502 cases — the first time hitting over 500 cases in a single day. The second-most cases Wisconsin had in a day was 460 back on May 1.

Of those with the virus in Wisconsin, 17 percent are hospitalized. In Minnesota, that number is 13.6 percent. And, in Iowa, it’s 13.9 percent.

In Minnesota, 729 cases were reported — the third-most in a day — and 17 deaths. Minnesota has reported under 20 deaths just three of the past 17 days.

Winona County reported no new cases. It remains at 75 total, with 15 deaths — at least 55 cases and 14 deaths in the county have from the Sauer Health Care, senior-living facility. Houston County remains at two cases.

Iowa has now gone back-to-back days reporting its most cases with 346 Saturday, after 336 Friday.

The state had 10 deaths Saturday, and has gone five consecutive days with double-digit deaths. That includes hitting the 18-mark twice — the most dead in a single day in the state.

Allamakee County, in the northeast corner of Iowa, has 118 cases — up six cases since Monday.

Worldwide, there are over 4.7 million confirmed cases — 1.8 million recovered — and 313,000 deaths.

The U.S. has by far the most cases and deaths on Earth at 1.47 million cases and 88,600 deaths.


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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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