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Wisconsin Update: 122 new COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County, 1,408 in state

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) -- Wisconsin's Department of Health Services said Wednesday that La Crosse County saw 122 new cases of COVID-19.

It is 32 more cases than the 90 reported on Tuesday.

With the additions, the county's total rose to 2,011.

The Department of Health Services reported 12,196 new test results since yesterday, of which 1,408— or 11.5 percent — came back positive, according to new numbers released today.

The remaining tests returned negative results. However, a negative test only means the person tested did not have the disease at the time. They could still contract COVID-19.

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 seven-day average of daily reported positive cases rose to 1,340, up from 886 a week ago.

DHS reported eight new deaths, raising the total to 1,228 people (1.3 percent of positive cases).

The state reported 10,788 new negative test results.

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 80,627 or 87 percent, are considered recovered.

The state reported 48 new hospitalizations. Wisconsin hospitals are currently treating 342 patients with COVID-19. Of those, 95 are in intensive care units.

In the Western Region of the state, which is Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties, eleven people are hospitalized. Seven are in intensive care.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

Here is a look at the regional numbers:

Buffalo114 2
Jackson94 1
La Crosse2,011 (+122)2
Monroe344 (+12) 2
Trempealeau491 2
Vernon148 0
Figures provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services or individual county health departments

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