MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) - Wisconsin laboratories continue to test tens of thousands of people each day according to new numbers from health officials.
The Department of Health Services reported 10,187 new test results, of which 285--or 2.8 percent--came back positive, according to new numbers released Wednesday.
A total of 357,112 tests have come back negative.
15 of the new cases were in La Crosse County, where health officials said there have been 98 total cases. 56 of them are listed as recovered. La Crosse County Health Department Director Jen Rombalski said that five of the positive cases are believed related to the recent testing sites.
Trempealeau County had five more people test positive for COVID-19 according to their health department. Contact tracing is underway.
Monroe County had three new cases. The Monroe County Health Department said two of the cases had contact with a previous case while the other one was due to community spread. One was a male in his 30s with mild symptoms, a man in his 30s with moderate symptoms, and a woman in her 80s. It makes 26 confirmed cases in the county.
Jackson County also reported one new case Wednesday.
Vernon County also has a new case, a woman in her 60s who is isolating at home according to the health department. Of their 23 cases, 19 have recovered and four are isolating at home.
Grant County now has 100 total cases with the addition of one new confirmed case Wednesday.
On Wednesday, DHS reported 671 deaths attributed to the disease an increase of 10 from Tuesday.
In total, the state has seen 21,593 cases of COVID-19.
Approximately 69% of the cases, or 14,999, are considered recovered according to the state.
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 three people in the hospital with COVID-19, none of whom are in intensive care. It is one fewer than Tuesday.
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*La Crosse Co. differs from the state with one additional case. The figure from La Crosse County is used here.