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As COVID-19 Collaborative site is updated, recent rise in cases won’t be taken into account

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The Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative data used to gauge the virus in the La Crosse area shows a rise in both case and hospitalization rate.

The data on the CCC website takes a look at the past seven days of cases, and is dated through Aug. 25.

So, it won’t take into account the past three days of cases, two of which have been the highest ever. La Crosse County saw a single-day high in cases at 32 on Thursday. It matched the county’s previous high with 24 more cases today, according to state data. La Crosse has averaged 20.3 cases the past seven days.

Regardless, the CCC’s metrics page shows the new case rate shows the area at went from 7.6 cases per 100,000 to 9.8. The hospitalization rate jumped from .73 to 2.06.

The case rate remains in yellow, while hospitalization rate remains in green.

On the Community Indicators page, testing turnaround time within 2 days is at 84 percent and the positive test ratio is just over 10 percent. Both metrics shown in yellow, as “progressing” as opposed to green, as “achieved,” which is where the other four metrics are shown to be.

Going forward, the site will be updated at 3 p.m. Wednesdays. It was updated at noon today, for the first time since launching last week.

The CCC is a collaboration between the county’s health department and health care giants, Gundersen Health System and Mayo System Health Clinic out of La Crosse.

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