UPDATE: Eau Claire City- County Health Department gives COVID update

Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 3:04 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Health officials say it is only October and with the next couple months to show an increase of respiratory diseases, they are worried about disease transmission in general.


28,259 negative tests, an increase of 2,000 since last week

2,850 positive, +342 since last week, 323 are active cases in isolation

103 positives have ever been hospitalized, which is an increase of 20 since last week

Average daily case is around 50 cases per day

By test, positivity rate is 10%

12 people in the county have died

34 active investigations being done by DHS in the county

The county remains at a very high level of transmission

194 jail individuals tested in the EC CO jail, 10 positive with 10 recovered cases

The Eau Claire City- County Health Department is scheduled to hold a COVID-19 virtual update at 3:30 p.m.

To watch the livestream, click here.

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