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Cases back in double digits in La Crosse County; health dept. updates public on COVID-19 compass replacement

Rick Solem



Another 12 cases of COVID-19 reported in La Crosse County on Friday.

Hospitalizations increased by one to five, as well. Total in La Crosse County: 889 cases, 39 hospitalizations, one death.

The number of active cases is 153.

The county also held a public briefing to discuss the plan forward to replacing the COVID-19 compass, which was taken down Wednesday. Read more about that here.

Among the 12 cases Friday, one was a 10-14 year old, two more were between 15-19, four were in their 20s, two in their 30s, one in their 40s and two in their 50s.

For the second consecutive day, none of the cases were from Monday’s National Guard testing site. Only 10 cases reported Wednesday were from that site.

The county’s positive test percentage is 4.7. It was 1.3 percent on June 10, when the county first started posting the stat.

The county has gone nine of the past 10 days with double-digit cases. The August average is 13.9 cases a day. July’s average was 11.6.

In surrounding counties, Winona added three cases and is now at 257.

The health department in Winona also listed possible outbreaks at multiple functions — mostly football and basketball camps — in both Winona and Lewiston, Minn. Check that list here.

Three more cases in Trempealeau County, bringing its total to 355 with 60 active.

Buffalo County added one and is at 43 total with six active.

Monroe County remains at 237 with 36 active and one currently hospitalized.

Houston County subtracted two cases, since those were out of county, and is now at 39 with two people hospitalized.

In Vernon, one new case and five currently active of the 62 total.

Wisconsin: 58,768 cases, 4,930 hospitalizations, 990 deaths
Minnesota: 59,185 cases, 5,458 hospitalizations, 1,640 deaths
Iowa: 47,865 cases, 913 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin reported another 989 cases, 49 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. The average deaths per day in August in the state is eight. In July, that number was five.

Minnesota confirmed 556 cases, along with 37 more hospitalized and four deaths. The state has averaged 5.7 deaths in August. That average was 5.3 in July.

Iowa added 588 cases and six deaths in a 24-hour period that began at 10 a.m. Thursday. The state does not do a case count daily, instead updating a 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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