La Crosse, Vernon counties report new COVID-19 cases
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — La Crosse and Vernon counties reported new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 today.
La Crosse County’s case is a male in his 50s who was in contact with a previous case, according to a news release from the county health department. The county has totaled 33 cases, with 26 considered recovered, none hospitalized and no deaths deaths.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported that 2,357 negative tests have been completed in La Crosse County — an increase of 66 negative tests from the previous report.
Confirmed case counts tell only part of the story, because there still is community spread in the Coulee Region, the health department said.
Further evidence of that is Vernon County’s second case reported today. The case involves a female in her 50s, who is recovering at home. The cause attributed was community spread, according to the county’s emergency management office.
Out of 507 tests in Vernon County, 495 have been negative and 10 are pending, the office said.
Some people with symptoms are not able to be tested; others may have no symptoms but still could spread COVID-19.
Health officials in both counties said it still is important to stay home, wash your hands and wear a face-covering if you must go out.