Coronavirus in Wisconsin State and local update: La Crosse and Eau Claire 1-20-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The U.S. has reached a new grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a FOX News tally, there have been more than 400-thousand coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The U.S. confirmed its first case a little less than a year ago on January 21, 2020. More than two million have been recorded killed by the coronavirus across the world, but the U.S. death toll is the world’s worst.

24-million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic -the highest number of confirmed cases in the world.

The Wisconsin DHS adds 42 more deaths tied to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to more than 55-hundred.

114 more Wisconsinites are in the hospital with coronavirus. New cases in the state are up by more than 15-hundred, with the seven day positivity average falling below 24 percent for the first time since mid-October.

New, COVID-19 case totals are, in general, lower around the area today.

Eau Claire County log nine positive tests.

Chippewa County also increases its county total by nine.

La Crosse County adds 24 cases.

Dunn County tacks on 10.

Two more people in Barron County have also tested positive.

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