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COVID-19 cases fall under 20 in La Crosse, which is also no longer on New York Times’ list for new cases



For the first time in a week, La Crosse County is under 20 COVID-19 cases in a day.

Sunday there were 17 new cases, according to the state. The county’s total is now 3,299.

The county also dropped off the New York Times COVID-19 list for “metro areas with the greatest number of new cases, relative to their population, in the last two weeks.”

Seven other Wisconsin cities are on the list, including No. 2 Oshkosh-Neenah, No. 3 Green Bay and No. 4 Appleton.

The state also has six other cities on the list of “metro areas where new cases are rising the fastest, on a population-adjusted basis.”

At one point mid-September, La Crosse was No. 1 on both lists.

Wisconsin: 132,663 cases, 7,646 hospitalizations, 1,377 deaths
Minnesota: 103,826 cases, 7,887 hospitalizations, 2,080 deaths
Iowa: 92,744 cases, 1,387 deaths

Statewide, a day after setting a single-day high in cases (2,892), Wisconsin added another 1,865 Sunday along with 58 hospitalizations and five deaths.

The last time the state was under 2,000 cases was Monday. Wisconsin has averaged 2,400 cases a day the past week.

Minnesota, also coming off a near single-day high in cases Saturday (1,434), added another 1,048 cases, 41 hospitalizations and seven deaths. The state has averaged 1,024 cases the past week.

Winona added 13 cases Sunday, bringing its total to 985.

Iowa data shows 442 new cases, six deaths through Sunday.


Data from Johns Hopkins University shows that the seven-day rolling average of the positivity rate in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 15.34% on Sept. 19 to 18.17% on Saturday. That was the fifth-highest positivity rate in the nation on Saturday.

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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