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La Crosse has highest COVID-19 cases since Oct. 1, as state nears in on 4,000 cases in day

Rick Solem

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The state of Wisconsin neared in on 4,000 COVID-19 cases in a day Thursday, while La Crosse County has its highest single-day total since Oct. 1.

The county added 52 cases Thursday, according to state data, bringing the total to 3,657. Total hospitalizations of county residents increased by three to 110 since Wednesday — and an increase of 10 so far this week.

In surrounding counties, Trempealeau added 18 cases, Monroe added 31, Vernon added 12, Winona 18 and Houston one.


STATE TOTALS
Wisconsin: 162,325 cases, 8,892 hospitalizations, 1,553 deaths
Minnesota: 117,106 cases, 8,652 hospitalizations, 2,199 deaths
Iowa: 104,233 cases, 1,516 deaths


Statewide, for the second time this week, Wisconsin set a single-day record for cases with 3,747. It’s the fourth time in nine days over 3,000 cases in a day.

The daily average has more than quadrupled in the past six weeks and daily deaths has more than tripled. The state is now averaging 2,927 cases the past week.

New hospitalizations were also at a near-record high in Wisconsin at 138 — a record that was set Wednesday at 153.  The state also reported 17 more deaths.

The number of people hospitalized in Wisconsin is at an all-time high (1,043).

Minnesota added 1,169 cases, 67 hospitalizations and 19 deaths. The state is averaging 1,306 cases a day the past week.

Iowa data shows 1,328 new cases, 66 hospitalizations and another 11 deaths on Thursday. The state has had 54 deaths the past four days.

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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