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UPDATE: 472 new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin; 4 new Vernon Co. cases, two under the age of 10

MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - On Thursday Wisconsin health officials recorded 472 new COVID-19 cases.

Four of the cases are from Vernon County including two under the age of 10.

The Department of Health Services (DHS) update shows there are now 13,885 cases in Wisconsin.

8,012 people have recovered from the virus.

Statewide, 163, 238 have come back negative.

The total number of hospitalizations was 2,218, an increase of 57 from Wednesday.

Health officials said 16% of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in Wisconsin have been hospitalized.

The number of deaths related to the coronavirus increased by six to 487.

There are 398 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, a drop of one, with 126 of them in intensive care, also a decrease of one from Wednesday.

The state has a supply of 1,270 ventilators, 308 of which are in use for patients.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services updates the statistics each day on its website around 2 p.m.


State figures for the Western Region, which includes Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties, show five COVID-19 patients in area hospitals, no change from Wednesday. None of the five are in intensive care.

In the region, there are 50 ventilators available according to the state. Four of the ventilators are in use in hospitals as of Tuesday afternoon.


Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Vernon County. The fourteenth case is a woman in her 40s. The fifteenth is a man in his 80s. The sixteenth and seventeenth cases are a girl and a boy both under the age of 10. All the new cases are recovering at home.

La Crosse County has one new case bringing their total to 48. It is a lab-confirmed case of a man in his 40s with mild symptoms. 38 of the cases are considered recovered. None of the cases are hospitalized.

Crawford County had one new case Thursday. 19 of their 25 cases are recovered according to Crawford County Public Health.

Grant County also had an additional case raising their total to 79.

Trempealeau County added two cases. The Trempealeau County Health Department said they were unrelated to their testing in Arcadia.

CountyPositivesNegativesDeathsRate (Positive cases per 100K people)Case Fatality Percentage (Percent of cases who died)
Buffalo5538138.020
Crawford256580147.30
Grant791,83210150.513
Jackson15795173.17
La Crosse48*3,931039.90
Monroe161,655135.26
Trempealeau131,060044.20
Vernon17950042.60
Figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
*La Crosse Co. differs from the state with one additional case. The figure from La Crosse County is used here.
The Monroe Co. case occurred earlier this month. The person died due to underlying health conditions but tested positive for the virus. The state began counting this death on April 28.

Kevin Millard

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