La Crosse County sees 122 new COVID-19 cases

New York Times lists La Crosse as metro with the fastest growing number of cases per capita

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The state reported Wednesday La Crosse County had 122 new cases of COVID-19.

Of the new cases, more than 100 fall into the age groups including students. Fifty-four new COVID-19 patients are age 20-29 and 50 are 10-19.

Four of the remaining cases were in those age 30-39, two were 40-49, four were 50-59, three were 60-69, three were 70-79 and two were 90-99.

La Crosse has been named the top metro area where new cases are rising the fastest by the New York Times. The newspaper rates metro areas across the country by the number of new cases per 100,000 people and notes that La Crosse has increased to 626 per capita in the last week. The total number of cases is 2,011.

Across the state, the number of cases has increased to 92,712, up 1,408 from Tuesday. Eight additional people have died due to COVID-19, raising the total to 1,228. Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports that 87% of cases are considered recovered. Seven percent of patients have been hospitalized.