Three more COVID-19 deaths of La Crosse County residents reported over the weekend.
It’s the 70th La Crosse death overall — 17th in the past month and 11th in January. Last month, there were 21 deaths, the county’s highest total.
There were also another 62 cases Saturday and 20 Sunday, bringing the daily average over the past week to 39.1. A week ago, that average was 44.
In surrounding counties, Fillmore reported two deaths. The county has now had eight residents die — six in the past two weeks and all eight in the past 26 days.
Statewide, cases, hospitalizations and deaths are trending down in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. The averages below are a better gauge how the virus is being handled, especially on Sunday when totals are much lower than the rest of the week.
Here’s a look at those state’s daily averages over the past week, compared to averages from a week ago:
CASES — NOW: 1597, LAST WEEK: 2129
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 88, LAST WEEK: 100
DEATHS — NOW: 34, LAST WEEK: 42
CASES — NOW: 1245, LAST WEEK: 1421
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 80, LAST WEEK: 86
DEATHS — NOW: 24, LAST WEEK: 31
CASES — NOW: 1141, LAST WEEK: 1210
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 61, LAST WEEK: 73
DEATHS — NOW: 24, LAST WEEK: 26
Here are Sunday’s new statewide cases, hospitalizations and deaths: