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As U.S. surpasses 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, Wisconsin, Minnesota set daily highs in deaths, cases

Rick Solem



While the U.S. surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, both Minnesota and Wisconsin set single-day highs in deaths and cases from the virus on Wednesday.

Closer to home, there were just a few added cases. Both La Crosse (52 total) and Trempealeau (21) counties saw one more case of the virus, while Vernon County (19) added two.

Wisconsin: 16,462 cases, 539 deaths
Minnesota: 22,464 cases, 932 deaths
Iowa: 18,449 cases, 500 deaths

Wisconsin set single-day highs in deaths (22) and cases (599). The previous high for deaths in a day was 19, set back on April 4 and April 28.

The previous high for cases in Wisconsin was 528, set on May 20.

Wisconsin has had only four days with 500 cases or more, and nine days with 400 or more.

Minnesota tied its single-day high for deaths (33) on Wednesday. The state set that high last Friday.

It had gone four consecutive days with less than 20 deaths, after going back-to-back days setting that single-day high death count.

The state also had another 510 cases. That total was actually low compared to the last five days, when it hadn’t been under 652. Minnesota has been above 500 cases in 11 of the past 14 days, including in the 800s three times.

In Iowa, there were 20 deaths and another 262 cases, during a 24-hour period that began at midnight Wednesday. The state does not report daily cases or deaths, instead updating those numbers in real time.

Worldwide, there are now nearly 6 million cases and over 355,750 deaths. The U.S. now has over 100,400 deaths, as well as nearly 1.7 million cases.

Here’s a look at the countries with the most deaths and cases:


Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM and "liberal hack" | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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