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Coronavirus spread showing no signs of slowing down
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MONROE — The coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of slowing locally and across the region.

As of Oct. 26, Green County reported 112 active cases, out of 925 total confirmed cases since March. Five people are hospitalized with COVID-19.

Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in the previous week, bringing the total number of Green County residents to die from complications due to COVID-19 to five. All have been over the age of 65.

The positivity rate over the previous 14 days has been rising in Green County, hovering now near 18%.

Lafayette County has a 14-day positivity rate of nearly 22%, with about a third of infections having no known source, a phenomenon known as “community spread.”


As of Oct. 26, 2020:

■ Green County: 112 active cases, 5 hospitalized, 5 deaths

■ Lafayette County: 72 active cases, 1 death

■ Wisconsin: 41,067 active cases, 1,788 deaths

Lafayette County reports 72 confirmed active cases and 15 probable cases as of Oct. 26. One county resident so far has died from the virus.

All counties in Wisconsin have high or very high disease activity, as measured by Department of Health Services metrics.

Free drive-through testing is available in Monroe on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Monroe National Guard Armory and on alternating Mondays in New Glarus and Brodhead. To register and make an appointment, go to

Lafayette County offers free drive-through testing every other Tuesday at the Ames Multi-Purpose Building, 11974 Ames Rd. No appointments are necessary but you can pre-register at