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La Crosse County at 101 cases, UW-L positive tests at 105 Friday; Wisconsin goes over a thousand for 10th time

Rick Solem

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Another single-day record COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County.

The county’s health department website shows 101 cases — an update that came later Friday evening.

The department started reporting daily cases again Thursday, after stopping the practice on Aug. 14.

Meanwhile, the UW-La Crosse dashboard shows another 105 positive tests on campus.

The health department states that UW-L combines both PCR and antigen tests, while the state and local health reports only PCR, as it is the most accurate.

“Typically, a student who has a positive antigen test will be sent for a PCR test, so this doesn’t mean 105 cases, just 105 positive tests,” the health department stated on the WIZM Facebook page.

UW-L’s dashboard also shows that 98 of its 140 quarantine/isolation areas are filled. The campus has had 202 positive tests the past four days.

In surrounding counties, Winona added nine (647 total), Vernon six (130), Trempealeau four (452), Monroe three (310), while Buffalo (99) and Houston (92) added one each.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 86,250 cases, 6,263 hospitalizations, 1,197 deaths
Minnesota 82,716 cases, 6,863 hospitalizations, 1,897 deaths
Iowa: 73,399 cases, 1,216 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin reported over a thousand cases for the 10th time since July 21. The state had 1,369 cases, 41 hospitalizations and four deaths.

Friday was the first time the state had over a thousand cases two consecutive days. The state set a single-day record Thursday with 1,547 cases.

Minnesota reported 484 cases, 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. The state has had 28 deaths the past two days.

Iowa data shows 851 cases, eight deaths on Friday.

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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