DHS: Wisconsin tops 6,000 new cases, sets new daily COVID-19 record

La Crosse reports 139 cases, 27th death
Nov 8 Graph

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — State health officials Friday reported that Wisconsin has again set a record for daily new COVID-19 cases.

The state reported 6,141 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, the first time the number has topped 6,000. Friday marks the first- time the 7-day average has topped 5,000, according to Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

DHS reported an additional 244 people were hospitalized since Thursday’s update and 62 Wisconsinites died.

The La Crosse County Coulee COVID-19 Collaborative reported Friday that another county resident has died of COVID-19, bringing the total to 27. No information was available on the death.

DHS reported 139 new test-confirmed COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County.

New cases include:

  • Three children under age 9;
  • 16 people aged 10-19;
  • 36 people in their 30s;
  • 15 people in their 30s;
  • 9 people in their 40s;
  • 24 people in their 50s;
  • 17 people in their 60s;
  • 14 people in their 70s;
  • Two people in their 80s; and,
  • Three people in their 90s.