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La Crosse adds 42 cases, as Wisconsin sets daily record; Houston County suffers first virus death



Wisconsin sets a daily record with over 3,000 COVID-19 cases, as La Crosse County numbers remain troubling.

The county had another 42 cases, the day after it suffered its third death in as many days

The county now has 3,441 total cases and eight deaths — six of those in the past two weeks.

La Crosse County COVID-19 deaths
July 17 – Male 70s
Sept. 2 – Male 70s
Sept. 24 – Female 80s
Sept. 25 – Female 80s
Sept. 30 – Male over 80
Oct. 5 – Male over 80
Oct. 6 – Male over 80
Oct. 7 – Male in his 60s

Meanwhile, in surrounding counties, a Houston resident has died from COVID-19 — a woman in her 70s — the county’s health department posted Thursday.

Here’s a look at more data from area counties:
— Vernon: 6 new cases – 324 total – 66 active – 5 hospitalized
—Trempealeau: 11 new cases – 766 total – 132 active – 2 hospitalized
—Monroe: 14 new cases – 733 total – 194 active – 4 hospitalized
—Winona: 13 new cases – 1,037 total (no other info provided)
—Houston: 2 new cases – 156 total – 14 active – 0 hospitalized

Wisconsin: 141,830 cases, 8,061 hospitalizations, 1,424 deaths
Minnesota: 107,922 cases, 8,187 hospitalizations, 2,107 deaths
Iowa: 96,750 cases, 1,433 deaths

Statewide, Wisconsin had 3,132 cases, 110 hospitalizations — the second-most in a day, after 141 on Wednesday — and nine deaths.

Wisconsin is averaging 2,445 cases and 95 new hospitalizations a day the past week.

The state said the seven-day average total hospitalized hit a record high of 722 — a 255% increase in hospitalizations in just under three weeks. More than 83% of hospital beds statewide are currently in use.

Minnesota added 1,276 cases, 98 more hospitalizations — the second-most in a day in the state — and eight deaths. The state is averaging 61 added patients hospitalized per day the past week.

The state did loosen restrictions on bars and restaurants Thursday, including allowing live music but dancing and karaoke are still prohibited.

Iowa added 1,545 cases, 14 deaths Thursday. A White House task force Thursday said many of Iowa’s COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented. The report came a day after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said not to let the virus dominate their lives.

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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  1. Jenny

    October 9, 2020 at 9:12 am

    And still LESS dangerous to most demographics than the seasonal flu. Stop the hysteria.

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