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Wisconsin tops 600 deaths from COVID-19; 4 new cases in La Crosse Co., 5 in Trempealeau Co.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The new coronavirus has now killed more than 600 people in Wisconsin.

State health officials said Tuesday the virus has now killed 607 people.

The state has seen 18,917 cases as of Tuesday, up from 18,543 cases on Monday.

Only 3.6% of all tests reported Tuesday were positive, the second smallest total in the last two weeks.

The number of tests processed jumped sharply from Monday, from 3,492 to 10,148.

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 for a second consecutive day, no COVID-19 patients in area hospitals.

La Crosse County reported four new cases on Tuesday. It brings the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 60 according to the La Crosse County Health Department.

Five more cases were confirmed Wednesday according to the Trempealeau County Health Department. They now have had 31 cases of COVID-19. They said that nearly half, 16, are considered recovered.

Grant County recorded two new cases on Tuesday.

The other counties release updated numbers later in the afternoon. We will update the information when it becomes available.

CountyPositivesNegativesDeathsRate (Positive cases per 100K people)Case Fatality Percentage (Percent of cases who died)
La Crosse60*5,843045.00
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.

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