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Daily COVID-19 case average in La Crosse County higher Tuesday than a week ago

Rick Solem

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One county resident hospitalized, 35 new cases of COVID-19 in La Crosse on Tuesday.

The county went four days without a new hospitalization. There have been 44 this month. November had the most hospitalizations at 108. There were 71 in December.

Case wise, La Crosse is now averaging 45.0 a day over the past week. Last week that number was 41. Cases had been coming down each week since the beginning of January.

In surrounding counties, only Monroe added double-digit cases Tuesday. It also reported its 30th death Monday — the fourth in the past month, two of which were reported Jan. 19.

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

CountyNewAvg.TotalActiveHospital
VERNON65.31,713604
TREMP.58.63,2571706
MONROE1822.43,9871505
JACKSON74.92,545455
WINONA78.63,956NANA
HOUSTON87.41,411NANA
FILLMORE56.71,283NANA

Statewide, cases have dropped this week to last in Wisconsin and Minnesota but rose slightly in Iowa. Average hospitalizations a day in Wisconsin and Minnesota are leveling off this week to last, but have dropped significantly in Iowa. The death toll in Wisconsin and Minnesota has also dropped significantly. Iowa’s data is too sporadic to gauge the averages but the state has reported single-digit deaths each of the past three days.

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

WISCONSIN
CASES — NOW: 1545, LAST WEEK: 1895
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 91, LAST WEEK: 94
DEATHS — NOW: 34, LAST WEEK: 43

MINNESOTA
CASES — NOW: 727, LAST WEEK: 1362
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 82, LAST WEEK: 84
DEATHS — NOW: 23, LAST WEEK: 31

IOWA
CASES — NOW: 1117, LAST WEEK: 1149
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 60, LAST WEEK: 73

Here are Tuesday’s new cases, hospitalizations and deaths statewide:

TUESDAYCASESHOSPITALDEATHS
Wisconsin130113554
Minnesota727838
Iowa1098764

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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