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La Crosse County adds 16 cases, while state hits second-highest daily COVID-19 count

Rick Solem

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For the fourth consecutive day, La Crosse County is under the 20 mark for new cases of COVID-19.

The county health department reported 16 more cases Tuesday. There have now been 444 total cases with 206 considered recovered. Two are still in the hospital. Nobody from the county has died from the virus.

Of the 16 new cases, four are in their 20s, one is a teenager (15-19), five in their 30s, three in their 40s and three in their 70s.

In June, La Crosse County has had 392 total cases, after having 26 in May.

Up until Saturday, the county had gone 11 consecutive days with 20 or more cases, including a single-day high 27 on Friday.

In surrounding counties, Vernon added one case and is at 35 total. Winona added six cases to its now 119 total. Houston added one more case and is at 24 total. Buffalo remains at seven. Trempealeau added one case and now has 118 total with 92 recovered.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 28,658 cases, 784 deaths
Minnesota: 36,303 cases, 1,441 deaths
Iowa: 29,007 cases, 715 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin reported 601 cases — the second-most in a day to 733 reported May 29 — and seven deaths. The state has had single-digit deaths nine of the past 10 days, including four days with no deaths from the virus.

The state also reported testing capacity is at a record high 18,434.

Minnesota reported another 444 cases, six deaths. The state has had single-digit deaths in four of the past five days, and been out of the teens since June 19. In May, the state averaged 22 deaths a day. In June, that number has fallen to 14.

Iowa shows 392 cases, three deaths in the past 24 hours beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Worldwide, the U.S. has 25 percent of both the 10.4 million total cases and 507,779 deaths from the virus, according to John Hopkins data.

Here’s a look at the countries with the most cases and deaths around the globe:

CountryCasesCountryDeaths
US2,620,250US127,272
Brazil1,368,195Brazil58,314
Russia646,929UK43,815
India566,840Italy34,767
UK314,159France29,846

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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