LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – La Crosse County surpasses two thousand COVID-19 cases with 122 new positive cases Wednesday, which is up from 112 on Tuesday.
According to the Coulee Collaborative, last week had a seven-day rolling average of 100 cases per day. In the past seven days, nearly 50 percent of all tests came back positive with a majority of those cases in the 20 to 29 age group. The increase in cases was expected with higher education students returning to campus.
The health department says it supports UW-La Crosse’s decision to shelter-in-place and switch to online classes for two weeks. However, the collaborative is nervous for the students who chose to go home, potentially taking the virus with them.
Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald of the Mayo Clinic Health System said, “You know if you look at a population, whether they have a positive test or whether they are telling them to hold in place because of significant exposure, that really needs to be honored. Whether it’s a university student or it’s a healthcare provider or whether it’s just someone out in our community.”