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Female in teens is lone new case of COVID-19 in La Crosse County; Minnesota sets another high in deaths

Rick Solem

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La Crosse County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday — a female in her teens.

The county has had 53 total cases with 47 considered recovered. Nobody is currently hospitalized.

Trempealeau, Vernon and Allamakee counties reported one more cases. Trempealeau is up to 24, having gone five consecutive days with a new case. Vernon is at 21, after three consecutive days with cases. Allamakee is up to 120, after adding one more case.

Winona (78) and Houston (2) counties did not report a new cases.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 16,974 cases, 550 deaths
Minnesota: 22,947 cases, 967 deaths
Iowa: 18,689 cases, 510 deaths


Statewide, after setting a record for cases (599) and deaths (22) on Wednesday, Wisconsin saw the death count cut in half (11), while there were 512 new cases.

The state has had double-digit deaths nine times this month but, aside from 22 Wednesday, there hasn’t been more than 14.

Minnesota set another single-day high for deaths for the second consecutive day. This has happened twice now in the past nine days. The state reported 33 deaths Wednesday and 35 Thursday. Of those 35, 27 were residents in a long-term care facility.

Minnesota also reported another 493 new cases of the virus, which is significantly lower than just a few days ago when it saw four consecutive reports between 728-840 cases.

Iowa had 10 deaths and 240 new cases, in a 24-hour period starting at midnight Wednesday. The state updates its site in real time and does not report daily cases or deaths.

Worldwide, there are now 5.8 million cases of the virus and more than 360,389 deaths, according to John Hopkins data. Here’s a look at the countries with the most cases and deaths:

CountryCasesCountryDeaths
US1,721,750US101,617
Brazil438,238UK37,979
Russia379,051Italy33,142
UK270,508France28,665
Spain237,906Spain27,119

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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