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La Crosse County up to 63 COVID-19 deaths, case average at 60 per day

Rick Solem

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Up to 63 COVID-19 deaths of La Crosse County residents.

A death has been reported each of the past four days, and there have been four deaths this month, so far.

December had the most county residents die from the virus at 21. October had the second most at 19, and there were 15 deaths in November.

Of the 60 deaths, 22 have come since Dec. 1. Here are the ages of those county residents who have died:

  • 45 aged 80 and over
  • 11 aged 70-79
  • 6 aged 60-69
  • 1 aged 50-59

One more county resident was also hospitalized for the virus, bringing that total this month to 16.

There were 63 new cases, as well. La Crosse County is now averaging 60 a day the past week. A week ago, that average was 56. This week’s numbers include a day with two cases, because of the holiday. Last week’s numbers include days with 131 cases and negative-1, likely stemming from the Christmas break.

In surrounding counties, Vernon suffered its 36th death — the 16th in the past month. Here’s a look at cases, the average the past week, total and active cases, as well as current hospitalizations in surrounding counties:

CountyNew7-Day Avg.TotalActiveHospitalized
VERNON87.71,6141055
TREMPEALEAU817.73,0693046
MONROE2320.33,6041512
JACKSON89.72,447912
WINONA2523.93,664NANA
HOUSTON1412.31,257NANA
FILLMORE87.41,158NANA

Statewide, Wisconsin added 3,791 cases, 99 hosptializations and 40 deaths. The state has now had 195 deaths the past three days. The three days before that, there were a total of 15.

Minnesota added 2,004 cases, 104 hospitalizations and 44 deaths.

Iowa added 2,411 cases, 89 hospitalizations and five deaths. The state continues to have go every other day with 10 or less deaths in a day and a number over 45. That’s happened now for 11 days.


Here’s a look at the state’s averages the past seven days, compared to averages from a week ago:

WISCONSIN
CASES — NOW: 2,491, LAST WEEK: 2,101
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 103, LAST WEEK: 100
DEATHS — NOW: 31, LAST WEEK: 30

MINNESOTA
CASES — NOW: 2,052, LAST WEEK: 1,476
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 113, LAST WEEK: 92
DEATHS — NOW: 36, LAST WEEK: 30

IOWA
CASES — NOW: 1,530, LAST WEEK: 1,136
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 85, LAST WEEK: 81
DEATHS — NOW: 25, LAST WEEK: 22

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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