DHS: 7-day average of COVID-19 case trending downward, La Crosse records 57th death

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — Data released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows that 7-day averages of new COVID-19 cases are going down statewide.

The average Wednesday was 1,956.

The state reported 2,755 new cases of the virus Wednesday and 35 deaths. A total of 477,292 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin and 4,818 of those Wisconsinites have died.

DHS reported that another La Crosse County resident has died of COVID-19. No information was available on the case; however, it marks the 57th resident to die of the virus since March.

In La Crosse County, there were 85 test-confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases since March to 9,994. There were 212 negative tests reported.

New cases include:

  • Five people under age 9;
  • Six people aged 10-19;
  • Twenty-one people in their 20s;
  • Eleven people in their 30s;
  • Twelve people in their 40s;
  • Seven people in their 50s;
  • Twelve people in their 60s;
  • Six people in their 70s;
  • Two people in their 80s; and,
  • Three people in their 90s.