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Third consecutive day over 100 cases in La Crosse County, as state blows away single-day high with 2,034 cases

Rick Solem

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While the state of Wisconsin blew away it’s previous single-day high in COVID-19 cases, La Crosse County saw another 110 cases of the virus Thursday, according to state data.

The county total is now at 2,121.

Wisconsin had its first single-day case count over 2,000 on Thursday, at 2,034. The previous single-day high was 1,547 on Sept. 10.

There were also 68 more hospitalizations and three deaths in Wisconsin.

“Our 7-day average of new cases is increasing, with a significant spike among those 18-24,” Wisconsin DHS posted.

La Crosse County’s dashboard shows no new hospitalizations Thursday — still at a total of 64. It rose by three on Wednesday.

The county has averaged 104 cases the past week. There are currently 957 active La Crosse cases.

For the second consecutive day, La Crosse remains No. 1 on the New York Times list for metro areas with the fastest rising cases. La Crosse’s change is 436 per 100,000. Second on that list is at 228 (both Cookeville, Tenn., and Whitewater, Wis.).

Other Wisconsin cities on that first list include Oshkosh/Neenah (eighth), Stevens Point (15th), Appleton (16th), Platteville (17th), Madison (18th) and Green Bay (19th).

La Crosse is also 16th on the NYT list of metro areas with the greatest number of new cases, relative to population, in the last two weeks at 48.4 daily cases per 100,000.

In surrounding counties, aside from Winona (below), Monroe had the biggest rise in cases, with 12 — the second consecutive day with that many — and is now at 356 total. Monroe has had 39 cases the past four days. There are currently 59 active cases but nobody currently hospitalized.

Trempealeau County (499 total) added eight cases, Vernon (152) and Buffalo (117) three and Houston (105) added one.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 94,746 cases, 6,522 hospitalizations, 1,231 deaths
Minnesota: 86,722 cases, 7,050 hospitalizations, 1,942 deaths
Iowa: 77,864 cases, 1,257 deaths


In Minnesota, 931 new cases, 31 hospitalizations and nine deaths reported by the state.

In Winona County, 13 new cases. Bringing the total to 727. Wednesday, Winona reported its 18th death from the virus — the first since Aug. 15.

In Iowa, data shows 1,184 more cases, nine deaths through Thursday.

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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