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Wisconsin COVID update: 54 new cases in La Crosse Co., 1,271 in state


LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP/WXOW) -- Wisconsin's Department of Health Services said there were 1,271 new cases of COVID-19 in Monday's update.

54 of the cases were in La Crosse County.

The state also reported two new deaths from the virus.

The Department of Health Services reported 6,796 new test results since yesterday, of which 1,271—or 18.7percent—came back positive.

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 to1,792, up from 1,171 a week ago.

DHS reported two new deaths, raising the total to 1,244 people (1.2 percent of positive cases).

The state reported 5,525 new negative test results.

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 86,822 or 84.7 percent, are considered recovered.

The state reported 39 new hospitalizations. Wisconsin hospitals are currently treating 407 patients with COVID-19. Of those, 111 are in intensive care units.

In the Western Region of the state, which is Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties, 20 people are hospitalized. Nine 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:

Buffalo121 (+2)2
Crawford141 (+2) 0
Grant831 (+10) 19
La Crosse2,622 (+54)2
Monroe399 (+7) 2
Trempealeau536 (+5) 2
Vernon180 (+8) 0
Figures provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services or individual county health departments

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