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La Crosse averaging 17 COVID cases, 16% county has 1st vaccine shot

Rick Solem

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Four consecutive days, La Crosse County has reported under 20 cases of COVID-19.

Sunday, another 15 cases, bringing the daily average the past week to 17.4. A week ago, that average was 25.

La Crosse was last under 20 cases a day over a week’s span between Aug. 28-Sept. 3.

The latest vaccination numbers from the state indicate that 15.9% (18,797) of the county has gotten the first shot, while 6.2% (7,361) has gotten both doses.

Here’s a look at those numbers in surrounding counties:

VACCINE1 dose%2 doses%
La Crosse1879715.973616.2
Tremp.436014.714524.9
Vernon442914.414564.7
Monroe484610.513122.8
Buffalo181613.94723.6

Statewide, Wisconsin has had just one day in its past nine with over 1,000 cases. The death toll has been under 15 for four consecutive days.

Minnesota is in a similar position with seven of eight days under 1,000 cases and deaths at 11 a day over the past week.

Iowa hasn’t reported over 1,000 cases in 11 days. The state does have the highest average deaths of the three states, which is even worse when factoring in population.


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

WISCONSIN
CASES — NOW: 782, LAST WEEK: 1059
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 51, LAST WEEK: 84
DEATHS — NOW: 15, LAST WEEK: 23

MINNESOTA
CASES — NOW: 791, LAST WEEK: 920
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 59, LAST WEEK: 62
DEATHS — NOW: 11, LAST WEEK: 14

IOWA
CASES — NOW: 666, LAST WEEK: 740
HOSPITALIZATIONS — NOW: 41, LAST WEEK: 52
DEATHS — NOW: 18, LAST WEEK: 30

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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