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La Crosse County back over 20 cases; health dept. says it will stop updating COVID-19 compass



A near record-high 24 COVID-19 cases reported in La Crosse County on Wednesday.

That is the third-highest, single-day total in the county. The high of 27 was recorded on June 26, in the midst of an 11-day span of over 20 cases in a row.

The county had 24 cases twice during those 11 days (June 16-26). Since that run, the county has now had four days over 20 cases.

The youngest of Wednesday’s cases was between 10-14 years old. Two others were 15-19. Nine were in their 20s, five in their 40s, and three in their 50s.

Total now in La Crosse, 868 cases, including 37 hospitalizations and one death. There are 154 cases still active, including four in the hospital.

The news comes a day after a reinfection was reported, where someone had tested positive for the virus at least three months apart.

The county health department also put out a statement that said it was, essentially, ending the use of the COVID-19 compass. There will be a briefing at 11:30 a.m., which can be viewed on the WIZM Facebook page.

Meanwhile, in surrounding counties, Winona added three cases and is now at 252 total. The county also put out a weekly update with multiple data sets. That breakdown can be seen here.

Monroe is now up to 235 cases after adding another seven Wednesday. There are 50 active cases, including two currently hospitalized.

Trempealeau also added seven cases and is now at 329 with 63 active.

Vernon added one case to its now 60 total with four still active.

Wisconsin: 56,940 cases, 4,826 hospitalizations, 970 deaths
Minnesota: 57,779 cases, 27 hospitalizations, 9 deaths
Iowa: 46,837 cases, 906 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin reported another 884 cases, 43 hospitalizations and nine deaths. The state has suffered 79 deaths from the virus the past nine days, and averaged 45 hospitalizations a day over that same span.

Minnesota reports 629 cases, 27 hospitalizations and nine deaths. Minnesota has had 53 deaths the past nine days. Hospitalizations over that span have averaged 46 a day — so one more than Wisconsin.

Iowa data shows 599 more cases and 13 deaths in a 24-hour period, as the state does not release daily updates, instead updating its site in real-time.

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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