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La Crosse County blows away previous COVID-19 single-day high; Wisconsin sets new case record, reports 25 deaths past two days

Rick Solem

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According to state data, there are another 75 cases of COVID-19 in La Crosse County on Thursday.

The county total is at 1,445 cases.

After this story was first published, the La Crosse County health department posted it would begin, again, posting daily case data. The health department’s numbers from Thursday shows 89 more cases and 441 active cases.

The previous single-day high was 47 cases, last Friday. Statewide, Wisconsin set a new single-day high, as well, at 1,547. The previous high was 1,165 back on Aug. 8.

The county last did a daily case update Aug. 14, noting it was more helpful to look at a broader picture.

La Crosse County is averaging 38 cases a day the past seven days.

In Winona County, there were 11 more cases, bringing the total to 638 — 311 of those in the past 15 days.

In other counties Trempealeau added three (448 total), Monroe added four (307), Vernon added five (124), Buffalo added one (98) and Houston added two (91).


STATE TOTAL
Wisconsin: 84,881 cases, 6,222 hospitalizations, 1,193 deaths
Minnesota: 82,249 cases, 6,830 hospitalizations, 1,884 deaths
Iowa: 72,548 cases, 1,208 deaths


Statewide, Wisconsin set a new single-day high at 1,547 cases. The previous high was 1,498 on Sept. 4. This is the ninth time since July 21 the state has had over a thousand cases in a day.

There were also another 10 deaths and 49 hospitalizations. The state went three consecutive days this week with zero reported COVID-19 deaths. That’s only happened two other times since the first death was reported in Wisconsin on March 20.

The last two days in Wisconsin, however, there have been 25 deaths from the virus. Wisconsin hasn’t gone back-to-back days with double-digit deaths since July 31-Aug. 1. The state has also had 104 hospitalizations the past two days.

Minnesota reported 389 cases, 38 hospitalizations and 15 deaths.

In Iowa, another 819 cases, 20 deaths, over a 24-hour period into Thursday according to the state’s dashboard.

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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