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Wisconsin Update: 6,473 new cases, 78 deaths in the state

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MADISON (WKOW/WXOW) -- There were 78 deaths due to COVID-19 in the past day and 190 people were newly-hospitalized, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

There have been 6,473 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday. There were 12,665 new negative tests.

As of Thursday afternoon, 2,104 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 113 from the day prior.

Of those, 427 are in the ICU, down one from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.


The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of both positive tests by day and test by person. (CHART)

The 78 deaths have raised the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 2,954 people (0.9 percent of positive cases).

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 266,280, or 77.2 percent, are considered recovered.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that 104 people, a drop of ten since yesterday, are hospitalized in the Western region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. 21 of the cases are in intensive care or the same number as yesterday.

La Crosse County saw 162 new cases on Friday. Here's how those cases in the county broke down demographically:

  • 0-9 - 5
  • 10-19 - 12
  • 20-29 - 26
  • 30-39 - 36
  • 40-49 - 15
  • 50-59 - 22
  • 60-69 - 21
  • 70-79 - 12
  • 80-89 - 11
  • 90+ - 2

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 from the DHS update:

CountyCasesDeaths7-Day Avg.
Buffalo680 (+33)4 20.29
Crawford786 (+34)4 24.29
Grant3,130 (+29)55 (+1)51.86
Jackson1,428 (+48)4 44.57
La Crosse7,081 (+162)32 128.14
Monroe2,191 (+71)11 56
Trempealeau2,062 (+69)11 69
Vernon939 (+21)7 22
7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI Dept. of Health Services

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