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Wisconsin Update: 17 deaths, 676 more COVID cases

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MADISON (WXOW) -- Seventeen more people were added to the total of those who have 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.

One of the deaths was in Monroe County according to DHS figures.

DHS also reported 81 people were newly hospitalized.

As of Friday afternoon, 370 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, a decrease of 18 from the day prior.

Of those, 96 are in the ICU, down eleven from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 

There have been 676 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 4,126 negative results.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

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

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 543,411, or 97.2 percent, are considered recovered.


As of Friday, new figures show the state Department of Health said that they have administered 798,275 vaccines to Wisconsin residents. That translates to 13.7 percent of state residents who have received at least one dose according to DHS.

In Western Wisconsin to date, 43,072 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine. It equates to 15.7 percent of the total number of people in Western Wisconsin.

The DHS figures show that 20,324, or 17.2 percent of residents of La Crosse County have had at least one dose of the vaccine. 10,371 people in La Crosse County, or 8.8 percent, 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 16 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 five from the day before. Three people are currently in intensive care, down two from the previous day.

Nine new cases were reported in La Crosse County. DHS figures showed that one case was removed from the county totals as they adjusted the numbers. Here is the demographic breakdown of the new cases:

  • 0-9: 0
  • 10-19: 2
  • 20-29: 2
  • 30-39: 4
  • 40-49: 1
  • 50-59: 1
  • 60-69: -1
  • 70-79: 0
  • 80-89: 0
  • 90+: 0

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

CountyCases7-Day Avg.Deaths
Buffalo1,309 0.71 7
Crawford1,662 (+1) 1 17
Grant4,617 (+3)3.43 79
Jackson2,5750.5723
La Crosse12,124 (+9)1675
Monroe4,264 (+9) 7.4331 (+1)
Trempealeau3,374 (+4)2.8636
Vernon1,805 (+1) 1.7136
*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.

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