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La Crosse County reports second-highest single-day total of COVID-19 cases, a day after record high



A day after a record-high 21 cases of COVID-19, La Crosse County reported another 20 cases on Wednesday.

The county total is now at 173 total cases — 118 of those coming in June alone. There are currently 101 active cases and 72 considered recovered.

This is the 19th consecutive day with at least a case and 16th consecutive day with multiple cases. The county went 13 consecutive days without a case back in April.

The county has had its highest single-day totals from the entire pandemic in seven of the the past eight days.

Meanwhile, in surrounding counties, Trempealeau, Winona and Houston each reported new cases.

Trempealeau is up to 83, after another two cases Wednesday. The county has had 57 of those total cases in June alone, including 22 the past four days.

Winona added four and is now at 89, plus 15 deaths, while Houston added two bringing its total to seven. Buffalo County reported no new cases and remains at six, along with two deaths.

No other counties have reported cases yet Wednesday.

Wisconsin: 23,454 cases, 712 deaths
Minnesota: 31,296 cases, 1,325 deaths
Iowa: 24,616 cases, 677 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin added another 256 cases and nine deaths Wednesday. The state has had single-digit deaths for six consecutive days, which hasn’t happened since public reports began in late March.

Minnesota reported 12 deaths and another 419 cases Wednesday. The state has averaged 17 deaths a day in June. In May, that number was 22.

Iowa shows nine deaths and 219 cases in a 24-hour period that began at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Iowa’s health department does not report daily counts, instead posting updates in real time online.

The state has shown single-digit deaths for eight consecutive days and 11 of the past 12, over that time span. Cases, however, have fluctuated as low as 120 to as high as 345 the past 12 days.

Worldwide, the U.S. 26 percent of all reported deaths (445,541) and 26 percent of the confirmed cases (8.3 million), according to John Hopkins data.

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


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

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