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Wisconsin Update: 19 more dead from COVID-19, one death in La Crosse County

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New DHS interactive map that shows number of new COVID-19 cases in the La Crosse School District on December 2 according to DHS data.

MADISON (WKOW/WXOW) -- Nineteen deaths were added today to the total of those who have died due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

One of the deaths was in La Crosse County according to the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative.

The number of deaths and people in the hospital each day has steadily declined from its peak in mid-November.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 70 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Sunday afternoon, 1,502 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 91 from the day prior.

Of those, 325 are in the ICU, down 18 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

There have been 2,791 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 7,773 negative cases.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

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

The 19 new deaths bring the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 3,738 people (0.9 percent of positive cases).

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 352,510 or 85.1 percent, are considered recovered.

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.


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that 67 people are hospitalized, down 17 from the day before, in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. Seven of the cases are in intensive care, down seven from yesterday.

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.


Information from DHS now provides a breakdown of their data in a new interactive map. It can show users data by county, municipality, school district, or zip code. Find the map here.

For example, the map shows that on December 2, there were 35 new confirmed cases within the La Crosse School District in the past day. The 7-day average was 34.57. In comparison, Holmen had 23 new cases and a 7-day average of 19.57.

In the 54601 zip code, which is La Crosse, there were 26 new cases reported on December 2.


La Crosse County reported 29 new cases according to DHS figures. They broke down demographically this way:

  • 0-9: 1
  • 10-19: 5
  • 20-29: 7
  • 30-39: 2
  • 40-49: 3
  • 50-59: 3
  • 60-69: 2
  • 70-79: 2
  • 80-89: 2
  • 90+: 2


Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update:

CountyCasesDeaths7-Day Avg.
Buffalo866 (+2)5 8.71
Crawford1,395 (+4)9 24.71
Grant3,662 (+19)65 28.57
Jackson1,959 (+6)5 34.57
La Crosse8,706 (+29)42 (+1) 88.43
Monroe2,864 (18)19 35.57
Trempealeau2,602 (+15)2230.29
Vernon1,248 (+7)23 14.86
7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI Dept. of Health Services

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