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La Crosse County confirms 18 more cases, adds businesses to high-risk status and will host free testing site Friday



Another 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in La Crosse County on Thursday.

The number of those currently hospitalized remained at six — though the county health department gives no indication if anyone was released from the hospital or if anyone new had to be hospitalized.

Active cases in the county rose by two from Wednesday to 109. La Crosse has had a total of 703 cases.

The county also added businesses to high-risk status. There are currently six businesses on the list with dates ranging from July 9-16. See those by clicking here.

The majority of cases in La Crosse remain people in their 20s. Of the 673 cases dating back to July 21, 54.5 percent of those are in their 20s. People in their 30s make up 10.5 percent of cases.

The National Guard is also hosting a free testing site at the OmniCenter in Onalaska, Wis., from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday. Anyone over 5 years old with at least one symptom can be tested.

To save time at the testing site, click this link for the PDF to fill out while waiting in your car.

In surrounding counties, Trempealeau added nine cases and is now at 255 total with 60 still active. Buffalo County added five cases to its now 33 total with 18 still active.

Vernon (45 total), Houston (33) and Winona (193) counties didn’t have new cases. Vernon County will host a free National Guard testing site Monday at the fairgrounds in Viroqua, Wis., from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Anyone over 5 can be tested, regardless of symptoms. Click here for more info.

Wisconsin: 45,899 cases, 4,273 hospitalizations, 878 deaths
Minnesota: 48,721 cases, 4,818 hospitalizations, 1,561 deaths
Iowa: 40,770 cases, 820 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin added 1,052 cases — the second-most ever and second time this week the state has been over 1,000 cases in a day.

There were also 48 more hospitalizations and 13 deaths — the second time in the past three days the death toll has been in double digits.

Minnesota had 763 new cases, 47 hospitalizations and nine deaths yesterday.

Iowa added 374 cases and 10 deaths in a 24-hour period that began at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Iowa’s state health department does not report daily stats.

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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