The La Crosse Health Department on Tuesday sent out a release stating the first cases of COVID-19 in the county from community spread.
The cases did not have a history of travel or contact with known positive cases.
One case is a male in his 20 upper 20s and developed the symptoms of March 9. He was tested on Monday March 23 after symptoms worsened. The second case is a male in his upper 70s with a history of inter-state travel, but not with known community spread. This individual was also tested on March 23. Positive results for both cases were returned on March 24.
Both individuals are currently experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and have not required hospitalizations.
“This report provides even more reason to take Governor Ever’s “Safer at Home” order seriously,” said Jen Rombalski, RN, MPH, Director of the La Crosse County Health Department. La Crosse County is reporting 6 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 at 1:00 pm today according to the WI Dept. of Heatlh Services. “We fully expect that we will see additional cases of the virus in the county but hope that our media outreach and guidance is helping to convince county residents to stay home to disrupt the spread of the virus.”