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La Crosse about to hit 26% fully vaccinated, but cases, hospitalizations and deaths rising statewide

Rick Solem

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Nearly 26 percent of La Crosse County residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Another 41.4 percent of the population has gotten the first shot, according to state data Thursday.

Statewide, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa are all between 22-23 percent fully inoculated, while 34-35 percent have the first shot.

VACCINE1st shot%Inoculated%
Wisconsin2,038,67035.01,276,47821.9
Minnesota1,900,24833.71,247,04522.1
Iowa1,089,66634.5711,74822.6

La Crosse did add eight cases Thursday. That brings the average cases per day over the past week to 10.9. Last week, that average was 6.0.

Cases, hospitalization and death numbers across the state Thursday were not good.

Wisconsin 1,046 cases, 14 deaths and 77 hospitalizations. It’s the first time over 1,000 cases since Feb. 11. There have been nine days the past month with double-digit deaths.

Minnesota is doing much worse than Wisconsin in the three categories. The state added 2,535 cases Thursday — the second consecutive day over 2,000.

While Wisconsin is averaging 733 cases a day the past week, Minnesota is at 1,938. The state is also averaging nearly double the hospitalizations a day (83.1) over Wisconsin (47.6).

Meanwhile, Iowa’s case average (554.3) and hospitalizations (34.9) are lower than the other two states, but its death toll (13.1 per day) over the past week is much higher. Minnesota’s is 8.9, while Wisconsin’s at 6.0.

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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