La Crosse County: COVID-19 case rate reaches 2021 high

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The La Crosse County Health Department warned residents Thursday that the case rate of COVID-19 is higher this week than it has been so far this year.

The health department reported a case rate of 419 cases per 100,000 residents with a seven-day average of 71 new cases per day. Hospitalizations in the county have also increased, the department said in a news release.

The La Crosse County Disease Investigation Team is reaching out to those with positive tests and asking those who have tested positive to complete a JotForm on the Department’s COVID-19 website. 

Current COVID Case Rate is Highest of 2021

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