LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WKBT) – La Crosse and Vernon counties today reported new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The La Crosse County case is a man in his 50s who was in contact with a previous case, according to a press release from the county health department. The county has totaled 33 cases, including 26 considered cured, no hospitalized and no deaths.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported that 2,357 negative tests were done in La Crosse County – an increase of 66 negative tests from the previous report.
The number of confirmed cases tells only part of the story, as there is still a community spread in the Coulee area, the health department said.
Another proof of this is the second case in Vernon County reported today. The case concerns a woman in her 50s who is recovering at home. The cause attributed was the spread in the community, according to the county emergency management office.
Of 507 tests in Vernon County, 495 were negative and 10 are pending, the office said.
Some people with symptoms cannot be tested; others may have no symptoms, but may still spread COVID-19.
Health officials from both counties said it is always important to stay at home, wash your hands and cover your face if you are going out.
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