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Wisconsin breaks case record, near single-day high hospitalizations, deaths; La Crosse adds 39 cases



More of the same when it comes to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. A single-day case record, and near records for hospitalizations and deaths. The state’s outbreak is the worst in the U.S.

Public health emergencies have been declared in the Fox Valley and Brown County.

Meanwhile, La Crosse County added another 39 cases Saturday, according to state data. The county total now is 3,284. The county’s collaborative between the health department, Gundersen and Mayo in La Crosse does not update its website Friday-Sunday.

La Crosse has but one day over 100 cases in the past two weeks. Prior to that, the county had over 100 cases seven of eight days, including a single-day high 254 on Sept. 18.

Winona County added 16 cases, bringing its total to 972.

Wisconsin: 130,798 cases, 7,558 hospitalizations, 1,372 deaths
Minnesota: 102,787 cases, 7,846 hospitalizations, 2,073 deaths
Iowa: 92,302 cases, 1,381 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin added 2,892 cases, breaking Thursday’s single-day record of 2,887.

There were also another 82 hospitalizations — fifth all-time — and 19 deaths, which is tied for fifth all-time with two other days (April 4, April 28).

The single-day high in deaths was 27 on Wednesday in the state, followed by 21 Thursday. Wisconsin hadn’t had a death total in the 20s since late May (May 27 there were 22 and May 30 there were 20).

The 82 hospitalizations comes after three consecutive days with the first (109 – Thursday), third (97 – Friday) and fourth (91 – Wednesday) highest totals during the pandemic. The state did record 101 hospitalizations back on April 4, just weeks into reporting such stats.

Minnesota reported 1,434 new cases — the third consecutive day over 1,000 — along with 53 hospitalizations and 14 deaths.

The state has had double-digit deaths in each of the past four days. That hasn’t happened since June 17-20, when the state had a combined 60 deaths on those four days. There have been 53 total the past four.

In Iowa, data shows another new 820 cases and fourth deaths 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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