The record for 27 new cases at La Crosse Co. as WI records highest total in nearly a month

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – On Friday, the La Crosse County Health Department confirmed the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in one day.

With 27 new cases, La Crosse County’s total is now 384.

As of Wednesday, 171 are considered recovered and 213 active cases in the county.

Today’s positive rate was 8.9 percent above 5.6 percent the previous day. Overall, the county’s positive percentage rate stayed the same at 3.4 percent.

There are currently two people hospitalized.

The demographics of Friday’s case involve the following age groups:

  • 15-19: Two females, one male
  • 20-29: Seven males, nine females
  • 30-39: Three males, one female
  • 40-49: A man a woman
  • 50-59: A female, a male

The health department did not release symptom information in any of the new cases.

On Friday, the county had 275 new negative tests reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services totaling 10,787.

The COVID-19 compass for the county continues in the Severe Risk (RED) category for the spread of the virus in the community.

As of Friday afternoon, the county also updated the list of places where people may have been exposed to the virus. The Outbreaks and Investigations page provides locations, dates, and sometimes when people who later tested positive for the virus visited you.

Find that information here.

Anyone who is in one of the high risk locations mentioned on the page on dates must complete an evaluation and referral form found here.

The state saw the highest number of new cases in nearly a month.

520 new cases of COVID-19 were registered Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The last time the number of new cases was so high was on May 30, when 523 CVOID-19 cases arrived.

They also reported no new deaths, leaving the state total at 766.

There were 25 new hospitalizations.

The Department of Health Services reported 8,607 new test results, of which 520 were positive, according to figures released today.

DHS now has a county-level dashboard to assess COVID-19 activity level in counties and regions of the Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition that measures what DHS calls the burden in each county. See the board HERE.

State figures for the Western Region, which includes Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford counties, show nine people hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase from one since Thursday. None of them needs intensive care.

In the state, there are 262 (+13) people hospitalized with the virus. 95 (+2) are in intensive care.

In the region, Trempealeau County had four additional cases.

Grant County Health said they saw three new cases on Friday.

County Positive Negative Deceased
Buffalo 7 7 937 two
Crawford 32 2,298 0 0
Grant 143 5,096 12
Jackson 26 2,470 one
La crosse 335 10,787 0 0
Monroe 58 4,299 one
Trempealeau 112 3,207 0 0
Vernon 32 2,592 0 0
The figures in the table are provided by each county’s health department.

According to the CDC, symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or odor.
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea