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Percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues to drop; 3 more in La Crosse Co., 6 in Trempealeau Co.

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW/AP) — The percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues to decline.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Friday that 3% of all test results were positive. There were 357 new cases Friday.

That continues a downward trend over the past two weeks. In total, 20,249 people have contracted the virus in Wisconsin and there have been 633 deaths. 

Approximately 13,337 of the cases, or two-thirds, are considered recovered.

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 one person in the hospital with COVID-19. The person is not in intensive care.

Buffalo County reported its second death due to COVID-19. No details were released by Buffalo County Health and Human Services.

The Trempealeau County Health Department said six people tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. Their public health team is in the process of tracking down anyone who they may have had contact with.

Three new cases are reported by the La Crosse County Health Department on Friday. Of the 68 total cases, 52 are recovered.

The new cases are a woman in her 30s with moderate symptoms, a man in his 30s with mild symptoms, and a man in his 50s with mild symptoms.

The health department said two of the three cases involve contact with previous cases.

Grant County and Jackson County each had one new case on Friday.

Counties in the region update their numbers later in the afternoon. This table will be updated when new information becomes available.

CountyPositivesNegativesDeathsRate (Positive cases per 100K people)Case Fatality Percentage (Percent of cases who died)
La Crosse68*6,683057.70
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.

Kevin Millard

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