Coronavirus in Wisconsin State and local update: La Crosse and Eau Claire 12-29-20

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – New COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin remained near their lowest point in the past three months.

The State Department of Public Health reports more than 13-hundred new positive tests for the virus. This total is lowest in a day which didn’t follow a major holiday since September. The drop did correspond with a nearly equivalent decline in overall testing.


New deaths rose by 19, 82 more cases have needed hospitalization and the state’s 7-day positivity rate is at 24.6 percent.

Around the area, one new COVID-19 fatality was logged in Eau Claire County, bringing the total to 75. New cases increased by 25 and the 7-day average jumped up to 23 percent.


Chippewa County’s case count rose today by 12.

La Crosse county went up by 36.

Dunn County added 13 new cases of COVID-19.

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