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26 new cases in La Crosse Co.; 15 deaths in the state

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin has reported 15 more deaths from COVID-19, along with 946 cases.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports that the positivity rate for tests on Saturday was about 11%, a sign that more people could have infections than tests are showing.

Over the last two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by about 77, an increase of 11%.

Health officials have directed the members of nine fraternities and sororities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to quarantine themselves after 38 students tested positive for COVID-19.

26 new cases were reported in La Crosse County on Saturday according to the state’s Department of Health Services (DHS).

Details weren’t available on the demographics from the La Crosse County Health Department.

La Crosse County listed five locations on its Outbreaks and Investigations page.  All are listed as high-risk. They are:

Top Shot’s: August 22Legends/Twisted Moose: August 22 from 11 pm -1:30 amJohn’s Bar: August 22, 24, 25The Ridge Restaurant: August 25Neighbor’s Bar: August 28 from 9 pm-2 am

The health department said that anyone who was at a high-risk location on the dates mentioned should fill out a Risk Screening and Referral Form for referral for testing, if appropriate, quarantine at home, and limit contact with others.

Wisconsin hospitals are currently treating 275 patients with COVID-19. Of those, 95 are in intensive care units.

In the Western Region, which comprises La Crosse, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford, and Grant counties, a total of nine people are hospitalized with the virus, three more than Friday. Five are in intensive care, up two from the day before.

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.

Here is a look at the regional numbers:

COUNTYCASESDEATHSBuffalo89 (+5)2Crawford118 (+5)0Grant461 (+17)18Jackson77 (+0)1La Crosse1,312 (+26)2Monroe302 (+6)2Trempealeau441 (+4)2Vernon115 (+3)0Figures provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services or individual county health departments

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