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Wisconsin Update: 733 new cases, 18 deaths from COVID-19

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MADISON (WXOW) -- Eighteen more people died in Wisconsin due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 58 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Wednesday afternoon, 385 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 26 from the day prior.

Of those, 107 are in the ICU, down ten from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

There have been 733 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 4,814 negative results.


The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of positive tests. (CHART)

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 541,515, or 97.1 percent, are considered recovered.

As of Thursday, new figures show the state Department of Health said that they have administered 761,336 vaccines to Wisconsin residents. That translates to 13.1 percent of state residents who have received at least one dose according to DHS.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 41,169 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 15 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin.

The DHS figures show that 19,719, or 16.7 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 9,379 people, or 7.9 percent, in La Crosse County, have completed the vaccine series according to the state.

Find more about COVID-19 vaccine distribution here.

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.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that 19 people are hospitalized in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. That is a decrease of two from the day before. Five people are currently in intensive care, the same as the previous day.

Seven new cases were reported in La Crosse County. They broke down demographically this way:

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

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

CountyCasesDeaths7-Day Avg.
Buffalo1,308 0.86
Crawford1,661 (+1) 17 1.57
Grant4,608 (+3)79 4.57
Jackson2,575 (+2) 23 2.14
La Crosse12,093 (+7)75 13.86
Monroe4,247 (+3) 307.71
Trempealeau3,364 (+2)36 3.57
Vernon1,804 (+2) 39 2.29
*DHS occasionally adjusts numbers when information shows that a case or cases may be from another county.

7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI. Dept. of Health Services or county health departments.

Find additional COVID-19 coverage here.

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