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La Crosse County adds seven COVID-19 cases Monday, 30 over weekend; Winona adds 24, Trempealeau 16 since Friday

Rick Solem

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After a weekend with 30 total COVID-19 cases, La Crosse County dropped down to seven on Monday.

The total now in the county is 749 with 121 still active. Six people are currently hospitalized. The total hospitalizations in the county wasn’t known Monday. The health department said during its briefing it would report that stat once a week. It was last reported at 33 a week ago.

There were 10 cases in the county Saturday and 21 on Sunday — 11 from Friday’s National Guard testing site. Sunday’s case count was the first time in the 20s since July 10.

The overall positive test rate is up from last week by a tenth of a percent to 4.5 percent. That rate was 1.3 percent back on June 10 when the department started posting the stat.

Winona saw the second-biggest gain in cases over the weekend, with back-to-back days of 10 cases. The county then saw four more on Monday, bringing its total to 221.

Trempealeau County added one case Monday, and 15 cases over the weekend. It has a total of 277 cases with 71 still active — up five from Friday.

There will be a free National Guard testing site in Blair, Wis. (Blair-Taylor High School map), from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. for anyone over 5 with or without symptoms.

Vernon County added one case Monday and five over the weekend. The total there is now 50, with six still active but none in the hospital.

Monroe County added to cases to its now 181 total, 29 of those are still active.

Buffalo County added two cases since Friday and now has 36 with 15 still active.

Houston County added one case Monday and is now at 34 with one currently hospitalized.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 49,417 cases, 4,420 hospitalizations, 893 deaths
Minnesota: 51,803 cases, 4,961 hospitalizations, 1,576 deaths
Iowa: 42,696 cases, 836 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin added 590 cases — the state averaged 914 the 12 days prior. There were also 26 more hospitalized and one death.

After 803 cases the past four days, Minnesota added 650 cases Monday, along with 41 more hospitalizations and two deaths. The state hasn’t had double-digit deaths but once in July.

Minnesota had averaged 21 deaths a day from May 1-June 15. The July average is five a day.

Iowa added 469 cases, three deaths in a 24-hour period beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The state does not report daily stats, instead updating its dashboard 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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