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La Crosse County reports least daily cases since June 6

Rick Solem

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After reporting 23 cases over the weekend, La Crosse County confirmed just two cases Monday.

That’s the lowest total since there were two reported on June 6.

There is a total of 913 cases and 157 active cases, including four in the hospital. Of the 23 weekend cases — 14 were on Saturday and nine on Sunday.

The positive test rate Monday was 1.5 percent. Overall, it’s 4.8 percent.

The county health department also put out some other notes, including more information on, what it called, a “reinfection.”

In regards to that, the department posted, “Because COVID-19 is a new virus and we are continually learning about it, this case is being considered a “possible re-infection.” This individual is still counted one time in our case count. We know there has been a lot of interest in this topic, and we will continue to be as transparent as we can when reporting possible reinfections and other data as we can. This case is being evaluated by healthcare partners at this time.”

The person the county is counting twice had tested positive for the virus twice, more than three months apart. Read what a Mayo infection disease specialist said about it here.

Also, the department’s weekly health briefings will be moved to Fridays only. A time has yet to be announced. The county announced last Friday during a briefing it would be replacing the COVID-19 compass, likely this week.

Last Monday’s National Guard testing site results are in — 399 test performed, 17 positives with 11 of those being La Crosse County residents.

Meanwhile, in surrounding counties, Trempealeau reported seven cases over the weekend and two more Monday, bringing its total to 344 with 52 recovered.

Winona County added three cases Monday and four over the weekend for a total of 264.

Monroe County had two weekend cases on the weekend and one Monday. It is at 240 total with 32 active.

Buffalo County reports one case Monday and is at 44 total with four active.

Houston County added one case over the weekend and none Monday. It has 40 total and nobody hospitalized.

Vernon County added three more since Friday and is now at 65 total with five active.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 61,061 cases, 5,031 hospitalizations, 998 deaths
Minnesota: 61,516 cases, 5,606 hospitalizations, 1,660 deaths
Iowa: 49,164 cases, 935 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin confirmed another 507 cases, 31 hospitalizations and one death Monday. There were 8,167 tests performed.

Minnesota added 625 cases, 51 hospitalizations and three deaths.

Iowa added 245 cases, four deaths in a 24-hour period. The state only updates its dashboard in real-time, instead of giving out daily stats.

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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