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La Crosse County COVID test rate less than 2 percent positive



The La Crosse County Health Department did not have many updates for COVID-19 cases, but the department did release new information about those infected.

Health Director Jennifer Rombalski says of the 26 infected, 60 percent had underlying health conditions, and 67 percent were under age 60.

As of Friday, one person was still hospitalized, and 23 people recovered.

Statewide, the number of COVID-19 deaths increase by eight to 205 with 4,045 confirmed cases. There were 1,153 reported hospitalizations. While La Crosse County only has a 1.8 percent positive test rate, the state is at 8.7 percent.

Minnesota recorded 111 deaths, up 17 from Thursday. Cases increased to 2,071. Iowa added 191 cases reaching 2,332 total with 64 deaths.

The COVID-19 Iowa totals jumped 191 Friday and are now up to 2,332 confirmed cases. Iowa had four more deaths, bringing that total to 64.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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  1. eva leslie

    April 17, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    I was sick and they wouldn’t test me. I everything and no test. Stop acting like we got this. It’s annoying

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