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A fourth COVID-19 death in La Crosse — second in as many days

Rick Solem

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A fourth person has died from COVID-19 in La Crosse County.

This is the second consecutive day the area’s dashboard shows a death.

No other information, again, was released or posted from the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative between the La Crosse County Health Department, Gundersen Health System and Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

This is the third death this month. Aside from Thursday, a man in his 70s died Sept. 2, and another died back on July 17. The deaths Thursday and Friday are women in their 80s, the Tribune reported.

According to the dashboard, there were 111 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday in La Crosse County and 76 hospitalizations — up two from Wednesday.

State data shows a total of 2,946 total cases.

Case average the past seven days is now 77. The average dropped significantly because last Friday’s 254 cases are now longer factored in.

AREA COUNTIES

In other counties, Monroe added 28 more cases. In the past three days, the county has had 75 cases. The total there now 494, with 152 active, including two hospitalized.

Trempealeau added 14 cases (615 total). There are 165 active, including two in the hospital.

Houston County added four cases (125 total). There are 13 active, including two hospitalized from Houston.

Winona added eight cases (870 total).


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 110,828 cases, 6,962 hospitalizations, 1,274 deaths
Minnesota: 94,189 cases, 7,391 hospitalizations, 1,994 deaths
Iowa: 85,031 cases, 1,311 deaths


Statewide, another 2,504 cases — the second-most ever — 65 hospitalizations and nine deaths in Wisconsin. This is the fifth time in the past nine days the state has had over 2,000 cases.

The state has averaged 67.6 hospitalizations a day the past four days.

In Minnesota, another 1,191 cases — the second-most in a single day — 56 hospitalizations and six deaths. A daily record of 1,318 cases was reported earlier this week.

Iowa data shows 1,038 new cases and eight more deaths.

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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