Coronavirus in Wisconsin State and local update: La Crosse and Eau Claire 10-26-20

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EAU CLAIRE / LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Eau Claire County is reporting its third highest single day increase of COVID-19 cases today.

The Eau Claire City County Health Department recorded 85 new cases today, this brings the total in the county to over 31-hundred. The death toll in the county remains at 12.

Chippewa County is not reporting any new cases today, the total in the county remains at nearly 14-hundred.

Dunn County adds 12 cases, bringing its total to nearly 1-thousand.

La Crosse County is reporting 58 new cases, bringing the total in the county to over 4-thousand.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting more than 36-hundred new cases of COVID-19 in the state today. This brings the overall total to nearly 200-thousand. Of those cases, DHS says 79 percent of them are considered recovered.

8 new deaths are reported today, bringing the death toll in the state to 1,778.

In today’s report, 195 more Wisconsinites are hospitalized.

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