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La Crosse County adds 10 COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 758

Rick Solem



Another 10 cases of COVID-19 confirmed Tuesday in La Crosse County.

The total now is 758 with 122 still active. Five county residents are currently hospitalized. Tuesday’s positive test rate was 16.4 percent and the overall positive rate is 4.5 percent. That rate was 1.3 percent back on June 10 when the department started posting the stat.

As of July 21, when there were 673 county cases, 54.5 percent of those have been people in their 20s. The next highest percentage (10.5) is people in their 30s (see county stats here).

The county health department added to its high-risk locations (seen here) for having contracted the virus, dated between July 15-18. Three locations are considered high risk. No other locations in the county are listed either medium or low risk.

The La Crosse County health department will have its weekly briefing at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and can be seen on the WIZM Facebook page by clicking here.

Trempealeau County added six cases and is now at 283 with 66 still active.

Winona County added seven cases and is now at 228.

Buffalo County added one case and is now at 37 total with 16 still active. It also added places to its high-risk locations (seen here), including a Mondovi, Wis., graduation party July 18.

Monroe County added five cases and is now at 186 with 27 active and four hospitalized.

Vernon County remained at 50 cases with six active and nobody hospitalized.

Houston County added three cases and is now at 37 with one hospitalized.

Wisconsin: 50,179 cases, 4,493 hospitalizations, 906 deaths
Minnesota: 52,281 cases, 5,028 hospitalizations, 1,580 deaths
Iowa: 42,928 cases, 839 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin added 762 cases, 73 more hospitalizations and 14 deaths. The state hasn’t had that many hospitalized in a day since there were 77 back on March 7.

And Wisconsin has had double-digit deaths five times in the past 11 days. Before that, it had gone 20 consecutive days in the single digits, including eight days with no deaths.

In Minnesota, there were 480 confirmed cases, 67 more hospitalizations and four deaths. That’s the most people newly hospitalized since there were 75 on May 30. In fact, there has only been three days since May 30 where more than 50 people were hospitalized.

Iowa added 316 cases and seven deaths Tuesday.

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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