Wisconsin reaches new record with +2,800 positive COVID-19 cases
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– Wisconsin hit a new record number of positive coronavirus cases Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,817 new cases. The previous record was set on Sept. 18, when the state recorded 2,533 new cases.
79 more people are currently hospitalized. Seven more Wisconsinites have died from the virus.
In La Crosse County, there are 44 new cases. The cases mostly involve people between the ages of 10 to 19 and 20 to 29. However, there are other cases throughout other age ranges tracked by DHS. One more person is hospitalized in the county.
The state’s seven-day average for newly reported COVID-19 cases continues to climb. On Sept. 13, the average was 1,142 new cases. The average is now at 2,012 cases.
Other metrics used by public health officials to understand the extent of the spread are also on the rise. On Sept. 13, the seven-day average for percent positive of tests was 14.1%. That is now at 17.2%.