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Weekly ‘snapshot’ shows La Crosse up 141 cases — record 39 Sunday — one hospitalization from COVID-19

Rick Solem

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The La Crosse County Health Department released its weekly snapshot of COVID-19 data Monday.

There were 141 cases over the past week, ending Sunday, which had a single-day record high 39 cases, according to the county. The positivity rate was 15.8 percent. Only one person has been hospitalized due to the virus over the past week.

County totals now: 1,186 cases — 195 still active — 52 hospitalizations and one death.

The case numbers are close to what the state health department shows, except Sunday’s total. Where the county had 39, the state showed La Crosse at 21 cases that day.

Over the week, the state had 1,177 cases — nine below the county’s total.

As for Monday’s totals, state data shows La Crosse County at five cases, bringing the total now to 1,182 — which doesn’t quite matchup with the county’s totals through Sunday of 1,186.

Over the past seven days, the state data shows La Crosse averaging 20.6 cases a day.

Winona County added 19 new cases Monday and is now at 446 total. That number is actually down from the 35 Sunday. Winona has averaged 25 cases per day the past five days.

Two weeks after La Crosse’s health department stopped reporting daily stats, Trempealeau County’ health department announced the same Monday.

State data shows the county currently at 411 cases.

Monroe County added four cases Monday and five over the weekend bringing its total to 283 — 20 of which are active, including one in the hospital.

Vernon County added four cases since Friday and is at 99 total with 10 active but none hospitalized.

Buffalo County reported six cases dating back to Saturday, bringing its total to 63, with 10 active.

Houston County is up to 77 cases after reporting six cases over the weekend and one case Monday. Eight cases are still active but none are hospitalized.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 75,603 cases, 5,817 hospitalizations, 0 deaths
Minnesota: 75,864 cases, 6,482 hospitalizations, 1 death
Iowa: 65,123 cases, 1,116 deaths


The state reported 266 Monday. Testing totals from the state appear to be about half as compared to mid-week totals — 3,552 on Monday. There hasn’t been that few cases since June 23. But, on that day, there were 263 cases from 11,531 tests. The state also reported zero deaths and 13 hospitalizations — the fewest people hospitalized in a day in Wisconsin since there were 12 on July 5.

Statewide, Minnesota reported 679 cases, 28 hospitalizations and one death.

Iowa data shows 661 cases, two deaths over a 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. Monday.

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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