New county COVID-19 cases remain steady
There was a slight decrease in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Trempealeau County last week after a minor increase two weeks ago.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 40 new cases in Trempealeau County last week, three fewer than the previous week as the number of new cases continues to be lower than the 66 cases per week averaged throughout January. The rate in which positive tests were received also dipped from about 24.5 percent two weeks ago to 21.5 last week.
Neither the Trempealeau County Health Department nor the DHS reported any new deaths from the virus, leaving the county’s total at 36.
The new cases were spread throughout the county last week as Osseo and Whitehall had the most with seven each. Trempealeau had six new cases, Arcadia and Galesville had five, Strum, four; Eleva-three and Independence, Blair and Ettrick all had one new case.
Vaccine distribution has continued as the DHS reported a new record 1,410 county residents received a COVID-19 vaccine last week. As of Monday, 4,369 county residents had received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 1,454 had completed the series.
Of those who have received at least one dose, 45.7 percent who received the vaccine are 65 years old or older.