Coronavirus in Wisconsin State and local update: La Crosse and Eau Claire 10-21-20

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Two, new deaths linked to COVID-19 are announced today by the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. That puts the total number of deaths in the county at 11.

The health department says both people who died were older than 65 with underlying health conditions.

Eau Claire County’s case count moves up by 62, sitting at more than 27-hundred. The Monroe County Health Department announces four more COVID-19 related deaths today.

Officials say all four people were older than 80. The county also adds 22 new cases for a total of 987.

La Crosse County adds 51 more positive tests.

Dunn County moves up by 27.

The State Department of Health Services says system updates are partly behind today’s high total of new COVID-19 cases.

Close to 46-hundred more positive tests push the total to more than 178-thousand.

Deaths increased by 33. Hospitalizations went up by 218.

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