Record high COVID-19 cases reported in Eau Claire and La Crosse Counties

Published: Sep. 12, 2020 at 3:42 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is reporting 1,353 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday bringing the state’s total to 87,603 cases of the virus. 12 more people have died from COVID-19 according to Saturday’s numbers bringing the state’s death toll to 1,209.

In Saturday’s report, 46 more people with the virus are hospitalized. A total of 6,309 Wisconsinites with COVID-19 have had to go to the hospital.

According to DHS 88% of people in the state with COVID-19 have recovered.

Eau Claire County breaks a record on Saturday with 73 new cases of COVID-19. The previous record was 38 cases set Friday. The latest report brings the county’s total to 1,171 total cases. The death toll in the county remains at 6. According to the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, 49.5% of cases reported in the county are in people ages 20 to 29. 42 people in the county have been hospitalized.

UW-Eau Claire has not released new COVID-19 numbers for Saturday. The university currently has 174 reported cases.

La Crosse County is also breaking a record on Saturday with a total of 102 new cases bringing the county’s total to 1,625. The county’s death toll remains at 2. In the past four days, 202 cases of COVID-19 have been connected to UW-La Crosse.

In Dunn County, 13 new cases are reported on Saturday for a total of 237 cases of COVID-19.

Chippewa County has a total of 409 cases of the virus.

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