Coronavirus in Wisconsin State and local update: La Crosse and Eau Claire 1-14-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Three more people from the Chippewa Valley have died from COVID-19.

Chippewa County Public Health reports 12 new cases of COVID-19 today with two more deaths. The Eau Claire City-County Health Department adds 65 new cases to its total and one additional death.

La Crosse County reports 82 new, confirmed cases today.

Statewide, the Department of Health Services reports 2,134 positive test results since yesterday. There are 27,749 active cases in the state.

37 more Wisconsinites have died due to COVID-19, and 122 more people are hospitalized with the virus.

Chippewa County has a plan of vaccinating one thousand people per week. Public Health Director Angela Weideman says the county is meeting that goal.

Weideman said, “As of January 5 there were just over 1 thousand people that had vaccines that were Chippewa County residents and then a week later on January 12 it was at 2 thousand so right now we are keeping up with giving 1 thousand doses per week jointly between public health, hospitals, and health systems and the pharmacy program that exists for long term care facilities.”

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