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La Crosse adds 12 new cases, including children under 5 and under 10 years old

Rick Solem

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La Crosse County confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

One case is a child 4 years old or younger. Another is between 5-9. Six more are in their 20s.

The county total is now 521 — 393 of those coming since June 16 when it went 11 consecutive days with 20 or more cases. It has since gone the past six days under 20.

Currently, there are 189 cases still active and one person hospitalized from the county.

Tuesday’s positive test rate was 13.3 percent. The overall positive test rate is 3.8 percent. On June 10, that percentage was 1.3, when the health department started posting those figures.

Trempealeau County hit double-digit cases in a single day for the first time, adding 14, bringing its total to 158 with 47 still active. The county has added 132 cases since June 1.

Winona County added four cases to its now 129 total. The city of Winona did impose a mask order Tuesday. Houston County is at 27 after adding two more cases. One there is hospitalized.

Buffalo (9 cases) and Vernon (39) counties each added one new case.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 32,556 cases, 805 deaths
Minnesota: 39,133 cases, 1,477 deaths
Iowa: 32,153 cases, 732 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin added 495 cases, 37 hospitalizations and nine deaths. The state reports 79 percent of cases have recovered.

The nine deaths is the most since there were 11 on June 27. Since that date, there had been 19 total deaths in those nine days.

Minnesota reported 569 cases and three deaths. The state has been in single-digits for deaths for five consecutive days and seven of the past nine days. The 569 cases is the most since 712 were reported June 5. Minnesota hadn’t been over 550 cases since that date.

Iowa recorded 273 cases, 27 hospitalizations and four deaths in a 24-hour period beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. The state does not report daily stats, updating its site in real time.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM and "liberal hack" | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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