DHS: Wisconsin sets new COVID-19 case, average records; La Crosse has 61 cases

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Friday confirmed an additional 3,861 COVID-19 cases in the state, breaking the record it set Thursday.

The 7-day average for the state has also topped 3,000 per day for the first time.

“We are all connected —by our health, our actions, and our commitment to each other. Let’s work together to protect everyone in Wisconsin and #StopTheSpread,” the department said in a Facebook post.

It reported the death of 21 Wisconsinites from the virus for a total of 1,574. More than 9,000 Wisconsinites are hospitalized.

La Crosse County reported an additional 61 positive tests, according to DHS, bringing the local total to 3,718.

New cases include:

Two people of unknown age;

Three children under 9 years old;

Four people between 10-19;

Thirteen people in their 20s;

Seven people in their 30s;

Eight people in their 40s;

Six people in their 50s;

Sixteen people in their 60s;

Three people in their 70s; and,

One person in their 80s.