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La Crosse County adds eight cases, announces updates to hospitalization reporting



Eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in La Crosse County on Monday.

Six people are currently hospitalized.

Over the weekend, the county had 22 cases — 14 Saturday, eight Sunday.

La Crosse has now had a total of 666 cases, 29 hospitalizations and one death. There are currently 148 active cases.

The county health department has now added new and total hospitalizations to its daily reporting.

The county’s positive test percentage through Monday is 4.4. That rate was 1.3 percent back on June 10 when the state started reporting the stat.

State data and La Crosse County’s figures do not match up. The state has the county at 674 cases, which is not accurate.

In surrounding counties, Trempealeau reported on a couple things over the weekend. First, no new cases from the virus on Monday, as it remains at 241. It did report 10 new cases over the weekend — eight Saturday, two Sunday. Trempealeau’s health department also posted results from the free National Guard testing site, with 18 positive cases from county residents.

Vernon County, which reported no new cases Saturday-Monday (45 total) announced a free National Guard testing site for July 28, at the county fairgrounds in Viroqua, Wis., from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It is for anyone aged 5 and older — showing symptoms or asymptomatic.

Buffalo County added six new cases over the weekend, and is now at 25 total with 11 active.

Winona County reported no new cases Monday, after a total of 19 cases over the weekend — 14 on Saturday. Winona now has a total of 186 cases.

Houston County announced no new cases Monday or over the weekend and remains at 33.

Wisconsin: 43,018 cases, 4,129 hospitalizations, 846 deaths
Minnesota: 47,107 cases, 4,678 hospitalizations, 1,545 deaths
Iowa: 39,378 cases, 798 deaths (the state doesn’t’ report total hospitalizations)

Statewide, Wisconsin reported another 703 cases, 22 more hospitalizations and two deaths Monday.

Minnesota reported a single-day high 922 cases, 51 hospitalizations and four deaths. The previous case high was 840 back on May 23. The state has had single-digit deaths for 18 consecutive days.

Also, a child from Minnesota has died from the virus for the first time. The 9-month-old had no existing health conditions. More on that here.

Iowa added 353 cases and one death in a 24-hour period that began at 10 a.m. Sunday. The state also said over the weekend there was “significant number” of unreported tests due to a backlog.

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

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