With the number of COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County climbing rapidly, the county is busy keeping a profile of who’s getting the virus.
Members of the county board heard Thursday night that 57 per cent of the county’s coronavirus patients became sick through close contact with others.
Another 27 per cent got the virus through ‘community spread.’
Jane Klekamp, the associate county administrator, says the majority of recent cases involves patients in their 20’s, who are often in essential jobs.
Klekamp also says 15 per cent of the spread apparently has come through travel, which is why the health department is discouraging all but essential travel for now.