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UPDATE: La Crosse County adds 12 more cases, six hospitalized



La Crosse County reports 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, while six people are currently hospitalized.

Totals since reporting began in the county: 685 cases, 578 recovered / 107 active, 32 hospitalizations, one death.

Winona County added one case and one case removed, bringing its total to 193.

The city of Winona also extended its mask order through September. It was set to expire 30 days after the initial July 10 start. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz also issued a mask mandate to begin Monday. Lastly, Winona County Emergency Management will host a press conference, cast on its Facebook page here. To submit questions, click here.

Trempealeau County added three cases and is now at 246 total with 55 active — up one from Tuesday. Buffalo County subtracted a case that was from out of county and is now at 28 total — 14 active.

Lastly, Vernon (45) and Houston (32) counties added no cases Wednesday.

One other bit of news from around the area, Vernon County has moved the date for its free National Guard testing site. The new date for the site at the county fairgrounds in Viroqua, Wis., will be Monday from 10-6 a.m. Anyone over the age of 5 can get tested. For more info click here.

Wisconsin: 44,847 cases, 4,225 hospitalizations, 865 deaths
Minnesota: 47,961 cases, 4,771 hospitalizations, 1,552 deaths
Iowa: 40,210 cases, 814 deaths

Statewide, after a record 1,117 cases Tuesday, and 65 newly hospitalized — the most since April 4 — Wisconsin reports 712 cases, 31 hospitalizations and seven deaths.

Minnesota added 507 cases, 48 new hospitalizations and four deaths. The state has had single-digit deaths for 20 consecutive days.

In Iowa, there were 374 new cases, 10 deaths in a 24-hour period that began at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The state does not report daily stats.

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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