Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative: Case rate remains concerning

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The new case rate and new deaths trend are concerning, according to the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative update released Wednesday.

Those metrics are some of several that help the collaborative offer recommendations for how La Crosse County residents and organizations should deal with the coronavirus.

The new case rate sits at 26.9 per 100,000 per day, which is a concern, according to the update. The case trend as an estimate from new deaths trend is also a matter of concern.

New hospitalizations are in the yellow, with the rate at 6.92 per 100,000 per day. Hospitalization capacity remains satisfactory.

The daily testing rate remains a concern; however, case interviews and contacts reached within 1-2 days is satisfactory.

Identified contacts traced, testing turnaround and the positive test ratio remain in the cautionary zone.

The group continues to recommend

La Crosse County reported an additional death Wednesday, as well as 18 new lab-confirmed cases.

New cases reported by the state include:

  • One person of unknown age;
  • One person under age 9;
  • Two people between 10-19;
  • Four people in their 20s;
  • Three people in their 40s;
  • One person in their 50s;
  • Three people in their 60s;
  • Three people in their 80s; and,
  • One person over the age of 90.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 28 additional deaths statewide, bringing the total number of Wisconsinites who have died to 1,536.

An additional 3,107 Wisconsinites tested positive Wednesday and 11,435 tested negative.