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La Crosse County back to single-digit cases Thursday; health dept. briefing at 11:30 a.m. Friday



A day after the third-most cases reported of COVID-19 in La Crosse County, the count is now back to single digits.

Nine cases confirmed Thursday, bringing the total to 877 — 38 of those had to be hospitalized. Right now, there are 148 active cases, including four in the hospital.

None of the cases reported are from Monday’s National Guard testing site. Only one day this week were cases reported from the National Guard and that was 10 of Wednesday’s 24 cases.

Six of Thursday’s cases were people in their 20s, one was someone 15-19 years old and two were people in their 30s.

The county health department will have an 11:30 a.m. briefing Friday to possibly announce an alternative to the COVID-19 compass it will no longer be updating. It can be viewed on the WIZM Facebook page here.

The county could also answer questions as to the reinfection it said happened on Tuesday. An infectious disease specialist at Mayo in La Crosse did talk to WIZM about the case here.

In surrounding counties, none had more than three cases Thursday, which happened in Trempealeau. The county is up to 332 total with 63 active.

Monroe added two more cases and is now at 237 total with 42 active. Winona is up to 254 total cases after adding two Thursday. Houston added two and is now at 41 total, with two people hospitalized. Vernon is now at 61 with five still active, after adding one case.

Wisconsin: 57,779 cases, 55 hospitalizations, 8 deaths
Minnesota: 58,640 cases, 48 hospitalizations, 7 deaths
Iowa: 47,623 cases, 912 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin reported 840 cases, 55 hospitalizations and eight deaths. The state has averaged 841 cases the past 30 days, and has had 59 deaths in the past week.

Minnesota added 867 cases, 48 hospitalizations and seven deaths. The case total is the most in 12 days, where the state has averaged 702 cases. The state has had 42 deaths the past week.

Iowa data shows another 786 cases, six deaths in a 24-hour period. The state does not report daily stats, instead using a dashboard updated 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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