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La Crosse County averaging 51 COVID-19 cases per day



Over the past week, 355 new cases of COVID-19 in La Crosse County.

A month and a half ago, that number was 19.

That 355 averages out to 51 cases per day between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4.

The La Crosse County Health Department noted that Western Region hospitals are at 100% peak capacity, though DHS data shows hospitals in the region are 82.3% in use and ICUs are 86.3% in use. Capacity-wise, DHS shows hospitals were at 20% as of Sept. 7 and ICUs were at 50%.

The data also states hospitalizations in the region grew by 42% over a two-week period beginning Aug. 25.

La Crosse County has 57.9% of its total population fully vaccinated, while the state is at 52%.

The county ranked 10th in Wisconsin for completed vaccinations.

Here is an age breakdown of La Crosse’s completed vaccinations:

  • 12-15: 53%
  • 16-17: 64%
  • 18-24: 40%
  • 25-34: 57%
  • 35-44: 69%
  • 45-54: 71%
  • 55-64: 77%
  • 65+: 88%

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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