MADISON (WKOW/WXOW) -- A second straight day of decreases in both the number of new COVID-19 positive cases and deaths in Wisconsin.
There were 3 deaths since yesterday attributed to COVID-19 reported. 595 people have died from the virus since the outbreak began.
The Department of Health Services (DHS) reported 140 new cases on Monday. A total of 18,543 people have contracted the virus in the state.
Measuring the percentage of new cases returned in tests each day helps differentiate if increases in cases are due to greater spread or more testing, according to DHS.
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 no current COVID-19 patients in area hospitals.
In the region, there are 50 ventilators available according to the state. Five of the ventilators are in use in hospitals as of Sunday afternoon.
There's one new lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in La Crosse County. It is a woman in her 20s with mild symptoms according to the La Crosse County Health Department. They also said that she is not believed to have had contact with a previous case. It raises the total number of cases in the county to 56. Of those, 47 are considered recovered. None are currently hospitalized.
One new case was reported in Monroe County. They now have had 18 confirmed cases according to the Monroe County Health Departement. In a statement Monday, they said they have had 15 recoveries, two are in isolation, and one death to date.
The other counties release updated numbers later in the afternoon. We will update the information when it becomes available.
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*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.