The La Crosse County Health Department announced Friday a county resident passed away from complications of COVID-19.
The resident was a male in his 70’s who had been hospitalized.
“Our team would like to express our deepest condolences to family, friends, and those impacted by this loss of life,” the health department said in a statement.
The health department urged members of the community to stay home if they had any symptoms of COVID-19, wear a cloth mask when outside the home, wash hands frequently with soap and water, and practice physical distancing of 6 feet or more when around people who are not members of the same household. Staff recommended following the Coulee Region Compass as a guideline.
The health department said it would not release any additional information at this time to protect the family’s privacy.