Every Wisconsin county at “very high” or “critically high” COVID-19 community transmission, according to DHS

(WKBT) – Right before the calendar flips to 2022, every county in Wisconsin is at “very high” or “critically high” levels of COVID-19 community transmission, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

In the News 8 Now viewing area, La Crosse, Chippewa, and Rusk counties are currently labelled with “critically high” virus transmission.

The seven-day average of cases in La Crosse County is 68. Chippewa is averaging 14, while Rusk is averaging four.

Other counties — including Monroe, Trempealeau, Jackson, Vernon, Crawford, Buffalo, Pepin, Eau Claire, and Clark — are all under “very high” case activity.

Health experts say individuals should consider small gatherings for New Year’s celebrations.