La Crosse Co. adds a dozen new cases

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The La Crosse County Health Department said there were a dozen new cases of COVID-19 confirmed between yesterday and today.

Their Friday report said none are from Monday’s testing site at Logan High School.

Here’s the demographics from the health department:

10-14: 1 female15-19: 1 female, 1 male20-29: 3 females, 1 male30-39: 1 female, 1 male40-40: 1 male50-59: 1 female, 1 male

The new cases raise the county’s total to 889.

Of those, 735 have recovered, or 83 percent, with 153 considered active according to the county’s website.

Five people are hospitalized.

In all, with the addition of 317 tests, the county has had 17,859 total negative test results.

To date, the overall percent positive for the county dropped to 4.7 percent.

The state’s Department of Health Services now has a county-level dashboard to assess the COVID-19 activity level in counties and Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition regions that measure what DHS calls the burden in each county. View the dashboard HERE.

The county’s Outbreaks and Investigations page contains several high-risk locations. The page lists places within the county with public risk to exposure to a lab-confirmed case of the virus within the past two weeks.

The updated high-risk list for Wednesday includes John’s Bar, North Country Steak Buffet, and Marge’s Restaurant. Check here for specific dates and times.

For anyone who might have been at one of the high-risk locations listed, they’re asked to fill out a screening and referral form found here for testing if appropriate.

People who visited those locations, the county said, should quarantine and limit contact with others.

While there are locations listed in the medium and low risk categories, anyone who was potentially exposed doesn’t have to fill out a form.

The La Crosse County Health Department said Wednesday that they’re discontinuing the Coulee COVID-19 Compass in favor of a more community-based model.

They, along with members of the local health care community, unveiled some details of the new risk assessment process.

In the Western Wisconsin region, comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties, five people are hospitalized with the virus, down six from Thursday. Four are hospitalized in intensive care.

Overall in Wisconsin, 296 people are hospitalized with the virus, up 49 from the day before. 101, or a decrease of three, are in intensive care.

RELATED: 12 more dead from COVID-19, 49 hospitalized in WI since yesterday

Jackson County saw an increase of five cases on Friday. None of their active cases are hospitalized.

Grant County is holding a free COVID-19 testing site at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Lancaster on Wednesday, August 12 from 10 am to 5:30 pm. No appointment is needed.

Here is a look at the case counts in the region:

CountyPositivesNegativesDeathsBuffalo43 (+1)1,6732Crawford72 (+2)3,3450Grant352 (+6)8,87415Jackson58 (+5) 6,1321La Crosse889 (+12)17,8591Monroe237 6,8622Trempealeau335 (+3) 4,9072Vernon62 (+1) 5,0790Figures in the table are provided by each individual county’s health department

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

Fever or chillsCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingFatigueMuscle or body achesHeadacheNew loss of taste or smellSore throatCongestion or runny noseNausea or vomitingDiarrhea

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