Coronavirus in Wisconsin state and local update La Crosse and Eau Claire 2-18-21

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LA CROSSE/EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A western Wisconsin county sees its first covid related death in weeks today as the pandemic continues.

Dunn County adds one new death linked to the virus. It’s the county’s first new death in nearly a month. Positive test results go up by four.

Eau Claire County adds 13 new cases.

La Crosse County tacks on 27.

Barron County increases by 11.

As a state, Wisconsin adds 657 more cases and 10 more deaths.

Statewide, close to 264- thousand people or about 4-and-a-half percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Vaccine figures show Eau Claire County is nearing 7- thousand community members with both doses.

La Crosse County is at more than 84- hundred.

In Dunn County, more than 14- hundred community members are fully vaccinated.

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