Coronavirus in Wisconsin: State and local update, Chippewa and Eau Claire County 9-24-20

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CHIPPEWA/EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The rise in COVID-19 cases in Chippewa County is not as large as in counties with college campuses, including Eau Claire, Dunn, and La Crosse. However, officials say the concern remains.

County Health Officials report seven new cases since yesterday, moving the total to 489. Overall, Wisconsin is reporting 26 percent of all COVID-19 cases being between the ages of 20 and 29, part of a point Health Director Angela Weideman addressed this morning.

Chippewa County Public Health Director, Angela Weideman said, “What I would say is it’s extremely important right now for all people and especially people between 18 and 24, to really be diligent about physical distancing, wearing masks, and not participating in large gatherings. By large, I mean in Chippewa County we will get our risk level 15 or less in an indoor space, and 50 or less in an outdoor space, while using physical distancing and mask-wearing.”

Eau Claire County adds 53 more cases of COVID-19 today, reaching just more than 17-hundred total cases since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. This marks the sixth day in the last eight where the daily increase is 50 or more.

The number of deaths in the county remains at six. The amount of recovered cases is at 82.2 percent.

The State Department of Health Services adds 1,762 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Eight new deaths are also reported. More than 84 percent of cases in the state are recovered.

More than 15-thousand cases are currently active in Wisconsin.

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