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Another COVID-19 death, 10 more La Crosse residents hospitalized; Vernon, Fillmore report deaths

Rick Solem

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One more death of a La Crosse County resident reported Monday, along with 10 more hospitalized over the weekend due to COVID-19.

It’s the fifth death this month of a county resident, and 64th overall. December saw 21 deaths.

It’s the 26th county resident hospitalized this month, and 345th overall.

La Crosse also added 58 more cases and is now averaging 66.9 a day the past week. Last week, that average was 70, which includes one day (Dec. 31) with 131 cases. It still is hard to get a grasp on the averages, however, with the holiday data still incorporated.

In surrounding counties, Vernon and Fillmore reported deaths over the weekend.

For Vernon, it’s the 37th — the seventh in the past three weeks. For Fillmore, it’s the third death, all of which have occurred in the past 13 days.

Here’s a look at new cases, the average the past week, total and active cases, as well as current hospitalizations in surrounding counties from over the weekend:

CountyNew7-Day Avg.TotalActiveHospitalized
VERNON109.11,637963
TREMPEALEAU2614.13,1192635
MONROE5223.33,6761351
JACKSON1011.12,447942
WINONA4317.43,763NANA
HOUSTON2712.61,300NANA
FILLMORE116.71,175NANA

Statewide, Wisconsin reported Monday 1,456 cases, 56 more were hospitalized and five more died from the virus. The state’s numbers are typically lower on Sunday and Monday, before a bit of a jump on Tuesdays.

Minnesota added 980 cases, 52 hospitalizations and four deaths. The state hadn’t been under 1,000 cases in a day since early October. Nov. 2 is the last time there were single-digit deaths in a day. Minnesota’s numbers don’t typically fall off after the weekend, like Wisconsin.

In Iowa, 1,094 cases, 62 hospitalizations and one death. The state continues to go every other day with higher, then lower death counts, swinging that average listed below day to day. Last week’s seven-day average is 35. Tomorrow, it will move to 27 a day because the state continues to report deaths the way it does.


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

WISCONSIN
CASES — NOW: 1,915, LAST WEEK: 2,255
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 122, LAST WEEK: 96
DEATHS — NOW: 40, LAST WEEK: 24

MINNESOTA
CASES — NOW: 1,998, LAST WEEK: 1,849
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 91, LAST WEEK: 109
DEATHS — NOW: 38, LAST WEEK: 28

IOWA
CASES — NOW: 1,631, LAST WEEK: 1,386
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 85, LAST WEEK: 78
DEATHS — NOW: 21, LAST WEEK: 35

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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