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Gundersen expecting more virus testing, and more patients



As we’ve heard from La Crosse County health officials, coronavirus is affecting several younger people, not just the older population. 

A large percentage of the COVID-19 patients in the hospital are younger, according to infection specialist Megan Meller at Gundersen.  

“About 40 per cent of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are those under the age of 60, and we’re hearing about teenagers, 20 year olds, 30 year olds, 40 year olds…sometimes placed on ventilators,” Meller said.

She added that everybody could have some sort of risk of being infected, so the best way to avoid spread is to keep distance, and wash your hands.

More people, who want to be tested for COVID-19, can be seen at Gundersen in La Crosse, and can get results more quickly than just a week ago. 

Meller says wearing a face mask in public to protect yourself from others is not a guarantee that you won’t get sick.  Gundersen continues to ask for more masks and related supplies, to be sure that demand can be met when COVID cases rise.     

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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