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One new COVID-19 case in La Crosse County, as Vernon County adds four, including two children; Minnesota has highest death toll, Wisconsin most-ever tests

Rick Solem



One new case of COVID-19 in La Crosse County on Thursday, while there were four new ones in Vernon, including two children.

La Crosse is now at 48 total cases, while Vernon is up to 17. Two of the Vernon cases are a boy and a girl under 10 years old.

Trempealeau County is up to 13 cases, after reporting two on Wednesday. The county also had a testing site put on by the health department and National Guard. They tested 180 people outside Arcadia High School.

Wisconsin: 487 deaths, 13,885 cases
Minnesota: 809 deaths, 18,200 cases
Iowa: 419 deaths, 16,307 cases

Statewide, six deaths were reported Thursday, along with 472 new cases and a record-high in testing at over 9,400 — about 3,000 more than the previous high. Wednesday the state saw its most cases in a single day (528), as well as tests.

In Minnesota, Winona County reported no new cases or deaths for the fifth consecutive day. It remains at 75 cases, 15 deaths — at least 14 of which have come from the Sauer Health Care assisted living facility. Houston County remains at two cases, as well.

Statewide, Minnesota set a single-day high for deaths at 32. That followed what was the second-most deaths the day before (29). Of those 32, 28 have come from assisted-living or long-term care facilities.

Minnesota’s death toll is now 809, and 663 of those have come from long-term care or assisted living facilities

The state also reported another 539 cases Thursday.

In Iowa, the state now continuously updates its cases and deaths in real time, whereas Wisconsin and Iowa tend to have their stats updated around 10-11 a.m.

At midnight Thursday, Iowa had 400 deaths, 15,877 cases in the state. At midnight Friday, there were 16,307 cases and 419 deaths. So, over that 24-hour period, the state saw 19 deaths and 430 cases.

Worldwide, there are a total of 5.1 million cases and over 331,000 deaths.

Here’s a look at the most cases and deaths on Earth.


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

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