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La Crosse County adds 93 COVID-19 cases Sunday — free testing site Monday downtown

Rick Solem

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Another 93 cases Sunday of COVID-19 in La Crosse County, according to state data.

The state reports a total of cases 2,568.

It’s the first time under 100 cases in the past week, in which La Crosse County has averaged 116 cases a day over that span.

La Crosse and multiple other Wisconsin cities, as well as Winona, have cracked a Top 20 list of growing cases on the New York Times. La Crosse is now No. 2 on two of those lists.

There will be a free National Guard testing site from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the La Crosse County Health Department. Pre-register here. Facebook event page here.

Anyone 5 years or older with the following symptoms can get tested:
-fever
-cough
-shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-chills or repeated shaking with chills
-muscle pain
-headache
-sore throat
-new loss of taste or smell

Winona County added another 11 cases Sunday, bringing its total to 850. Friday, a backlog from weeks to months old, added 100 cases to the county’s total.

In Trempealeau County, there are now 531 total cases, after five on Sunday, according to state data.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 101,227 cases, 6,653 hospitalizations, 1,242 deaths
Minnesota: 90,017 cases, 7,163 hospitalizations, 1,318 deaths
Iowa: 80,410 cases, 1,265 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin was under 2,000 cases in a day for the first time since Wednesday. There were 1,665 more cases Sunday, taking the state over the 101,000 mark.

Minnesota went over the 90,000 mark with 1,318 cases Sunday, and Iowa went over the 80,000 mark with 625 more cases.

The death toll Sunday: Wisconsin one, Minnesota two, Iowa zero.

New hospitalizations Sunday in Wisconsin were down a bit to 34. Throughout the week, the new hospitalizations a day was 53.8.

Wisconsin has averaged 41.8 hospitalizations a day in September. In August, that stat was 38.1.

Minnesota has averaged 34.1 hospitalizations in September. In August, it was 42.8.


The U.S. is likely to go over the 200,000 death mark Monday.

Currently there are 199,509 deaths, according to John Hopkins data. The U.S. accounts for 20.8% of all COVID-19 deaths. There have been 30.9 million cases worldwide. The U.S. has accounted for 6.8 million (22%) of them.

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