Local COVID infections infections declined this week, but deaths rose, following an uptick in hospitalizations in the last few weeks. There were 94 new cases in Winona County, down from 124 last week. In Trempealeau County, there were 86 new cases this week, down from 94 last week, and in Buffalo County, infections rebounded somewhat, with 58 new cases, up from 36 the week prior.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported last Friday that a Winona County resident in their late 50s died as a result of the coronavirus; the death of a resident in their early 70s was reported on Tuesday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported the death of a Buffalo County resident last Wednesday.