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Regional COVID-19 Update: La Crosse Co. has 14 new cases Tuesday

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The La Crosse County Health Department said 14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday.

The majority were people under 30.

Here's the demographics from the health department:

  • 15-19: 2 females
  • 20-29: 5 females, 2 males
  • 30-39: 1 female
  • 50-59: 1 female, 2 males
  • 60-69: 1 male

The total number of new cases is now at 925.

The health department said that based on their investigation, two cases were transferred to other counties which changed the overall total number of cases.

Of those, 771 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 393 tests, the county has had 18,414 total negative test results.

To date, the overall percent positive for the county remained at 4.8 percent. Tuesday's percent positive result was 3.4 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 Tuesday added two new locations.

Waxing City, Planet Fitness, Blue Moon Restaurant, and Iron Physique are on the list. 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 last 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. All five are hospitalized in intensive care.

Overall in Wisconsin, 364 people are hospitalized with the virus. 111 are in intensive care according to the state's Department of Health Services.

MORE: Deaths from coronavirus top 1,000 in Wisconsin

The Monroe County Health Department said they had three new cases on Tuesday. All are youths. A female 0-4, male 5-9, and a male 15-19 were all confirmed to have the virus.

Meanwhile, Trempealeau County Health listed nine new cases of COVID-19.

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

Buffalo44 1,7052
Crawford76 (+2)3,4500
Grant367 (+5) 9,10015
Jackson58 6,3011
La Crosse925 (+14)18,4141
Monroe243 (+3) 7,4362
Trempealeau353 (+9) 5,0242
Vernon66 (+1) 5,3240
Figures 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 chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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