LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the La Crosse County Health Department on Thursday.
They said none are from the testing site on Monday in La Crosse. They're waiting on additional test results to come back.
With the exception of two women, all the cases were people under 30.
Here's the demographics from the health department:
- 15-19: 1 female
- 20-29: 3 females, 3 males
- 30-39: 2 females
The new cases raise the county's total to 877.
Of those, 728 have recovered, or 83 percent, with 148 considered active according to the county's website.
Five people are hospitalized, an increase of one from Wednesday.
In all, with the addition of 234 tests, the county has had 17,542 total negative test results.
To date, the overall percent positive for the county remained steady at 4.8 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 Milwaukee Burger Company and John's Bar. 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'll unveil the new effort on Friday.
In the Western Wisconsin region, comprised of Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford counties, 11 people are hospitalized with the virus, down one from Wednesday. Four are hospitalized in intensive care.
Overall in Wisconsin, 258 people are hospitalized with the virus, down seven from the day before. 104, or an increase of eight, are in intensive care.
Grant County reported one new death on Thursday in addition to seven new cases of the virus.
They are also 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:
|La Crosse||877 (+9)||17,542||1|
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 chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting