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La Crosse, Vernon counties report COVID-19 deaths

Rick Solem



La Crosse County suffered its 33rd death due to COVID-19, while Vernon County reported its two more deaths on Monday.

For La Crosse, it’s the ninth death this month from the virus, and 28th since Oct. 1.

There were 13 more county residents hospitalized over the weekend, bringing that total to 224, according to the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative dashboard. That brings the total to 84 residents hospitalized just this month.

The county also added 61 cases, according to the state, bringing that total to 7,401.

La Crosse is averaging 136 cases per day the past week. The positivity rate for those tested is exactly 33%.

For Vernon, it was the seventh death in the past eight days and 12th overall — nine of those deaths have come in the past 15 days.

Here’s a look at stats from area counties since Friday:
VERNON: 45 new cases since Friday (19.1/day past week – 998 total – 279 active – 16 hospitalized)
TREMPEALEAU: 124 new cases since Friday (54.1/day past week – 2,217 total – 678 active – 16 hospitalized)
JACKSON: 112 new cases since Friday (44.3/day past week – 1,588 total – 412 active – 13 hospitalized)
MONROE: 123 new cases since Friday (49.1/day past week – 2,404 total – 441 active – 9 hospitalized)
WINONA: 125 new cases since Friday (47.9/day past week – 2,461 total)
HOUSTON: 39 new cases since Friday (14.0/day past week – 615 total)

Wisconsin: 357,771 cases, 15,930 hospitalizations, 3,011 deaths
Minnesota: 276,500 cases, 15,106 hospitalizations, 3,265 deaths
Wisconsin: 5,859, Minnesota: 6,510, Iowa: 3,598
Wisconsin: 204, Minnesota: 265, Iowa: 194
Wisconsin: 52, Minnesota: 54, Iowa: 28

Statewide, Wisconsin added 3,095 cases, 107 hospitalizations. There were also six deaths.

DHS says there are currently more than 74,000 active cases — a fifth of the number of people ever confirmed positive.

In Minnesota, of Winona County’s cases three were under 4 years old and two were aged 5-9.

Statewide, Minnesota reported 6,353 cases, 177 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.

Iowa reported 3,214 cases, 165 hospitalizations and 20 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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