La Crosse County reports 10 new cases of COVID-19, 1 previous case reinfected

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The La Crosse County Health Department is reporting 10 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, August 4.

The county has a total of 844 cases, with 699 considered recovered (83%), 4 are known to be hospitalized, and one total death due to the virus.

Total residents ever hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 38.

Tuesday was the first time that an individual person has been counted in a case count twice due to reinfection, with their COVID-19 infections being more than three months apart, according to the La Crosse County Health Department. However, scientists studying the virus have yet to confirm a case of reinfection, and not a flare-up of a previous infection.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month said there had been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reinfection, but scientists continue to investigate the possibility.

Today’s case demographics are as follows:

  • 10 to 14-year-old: 1 Male
  • 20 to 29-year-olds: 4 Females
  • 30 to 39-year-olds: 4 Females
  • 40 to 49-year-old: 1 Female