Another two deaths of La Crosse County residents due to COVID-19 reported Wednesday, as the county has its second-highest amount of new cases and is back on the New York Times list where cases are rising the fastests.
Residents of the county who have died from the virus are now at 25 overall — 20 of them since Oct. 1, according the Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative dashboard.
Hospitalizations of county residents increased by two over the past 24 hours to 149 total, while metrics for La Crosse County hospitals remain in the yellow after Wednesday’s update.
According to the dashboard metrics, 7.1 people per 100,000 were being admitted into county hospitals a day over the past week — that’s up from 6.1 last week.
La Crosse County added another 170 cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 4,910 according to the state. It’s the second consecutive day over 100 cases and fourth time in the past week.
The county is sitting 15th on the NYT list for “metro areas where new cases are rising the fastest, on a population-adjusted basis.” Winona is 20th on that list, which used to be littered with Wisconsin cities. Now just La Crosse and Wisconsin Rapids-Marshfield (14th) are on it.
The county is now averaging 89 cases a day the past week, with a 29.1% positivity rate among those tested.
In other counties, Winona suffered its 20th death from the virus — a person in their upper 90s.
And here is Wednesday’s update from the area:
VERNON: 22 new cases (592 total – 116 active – 6 hospitalized)
JACKSON: 75 new cases (255 active – 786 total – 7 hospitalized)
TREMPEALEAU: 27 new cases (1,240 total – 315 active – 4 hospitalized)
MONROE: 60 new cases (1,438 total – 334 active – 3 hospitalized)
HOUSTON: 22 new cases (291 total – no other info available)
WINONA: 41 new cases (1,503 total – no other info available)
Wisconsin: 244,002 cases, 12,087 hospitalizations, 2,156 deaths
Minnesota: 160,923 cases,10,849 hospitalizations, 2,530 deaths
Iowa: 138,296 cases, 1,801 deaths
AVERAGE CASES PER DAY THE PAST WEEK
Wisconsin 4,839, Minnesota 3,079, Iowa 2,402
Statewide, 5,935 new cases — breaking Tuesday’s single-day record — 243 more hospitalized — Tuesday had the record (247) — 54 deaths from the virus.
It’s the first time the state has had back-to-back days with over 200 hospitalizations from the virus ever. There have now been five days total the state has added over 200 hospitalizations — all occurring in the past 16 days.
In Minnesota, a day after setting daily record Tuesday, the state beat that mark by more than 300 cases Wednesday, adding 3,844 cases, 202 hospitalizations and 31 deaths. It’s the second consecutive day with over 3,000 cases and 200 hospitalizations, the latter stat has never happened before.
Iowa added another 2,455 cases, 156 hospitalizations and 22 deaths. The state has gone three consecutive days with over 20 deaths. The state has an all-time high 839 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 — the 11th consecutive day its set that record, beginning with 541 patients on Oct. 24.