Wisconsin Update: 17 more dead from COVID-19; 90 more hospitalized

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MADISON (WKOW/WXOW) — Seventeen deaths were added Sunday to the total of those who have died due to COVID-19, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Deaths for each day are reported by DHS HERE.

DHS also reported 90 people were newly-hospitalized.

As of Saturday afternoon, 1,593 COVID-19 patients were being treated in Wisconsin hospitals, down 67 from the day prior.

Of those, 343 are in the ICU, down 28 from the day before, according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association.

There have been 2,791 positive COVID-19 tests since yesterday in Wisconsin and 7,773 negative cases.

(CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL DHS DASHBOARD)

The Department of Health Services dashboard shows the seven-day average of both positive tests by day and test by person. (CHART)

The 17 new deaths bring the total of those killed by the disease in Wisconsin to 3,719 people (0.9 percent of positive cases).

Of all positive cases reported since the pandemic began, 348,995 or 84.7 percent, are considered recovered.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services said that 67 people are hospitalized, down 17 from the day before, in the Western Region of the state, which is comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties. Seven of the cases are in intensive care, down seven from yesterday.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.


Information from DHS now provides a breakdown of their data in a new interactive map. It can show users data by county, municipality, school district, or zip code. Find the map here.

For example, the map shows that on December 2, there were 35 new confirmed cases within the La Crosse School District in the past day. The 7-day average was 34.57. In comparison, Holmen had 23 new cases and a 7-day average of 19.57.

In the 54601 zip code, which is La Crosse, there were 26 new cases reported on December 2.


La Crosse County reported 36 new cases according to DHS figures. They broke down demographically this way:

  • 0-9: 3
  • 10-19: 8
  • 20-29: 6
  • 30-39: 5
  • 40-49: 5
  • 50-59: 3
  • 60-69: 3
  • 70-79: 3
  • 80-89: 0
  • 90+: 0

Here is a look at the regional numbers from the DHS update:

County Cases Deaths 7-Day Avg.
Buffalo 864 (+4) 5 9.29
Crawford 1,391 (+13) 9 26.29
Grant 3,643 (+28) 65 (+1) 28.43
Jackson 1,953 (+16) 5 34.43
La Crosse 8,677 (+36) 41 95.14
Monroe 2,846 (48) 19 40
Trempealeau 2,587 (+16) 22 30
Vernon 1,241 (+20) 23 (+3) 14.71
7-Day Average is per 100,000 people. Figures compiled by the WI Dept. of Health Services

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