No new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas, Bayfield counties on June 8

Douglas County reported an additional case of COVID-19 on Saturday, but none since then, DHS reports.

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A total of 21,038 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wisconsin as of Monday, June 8, according to the state Department of Health Services . That's an increase of 203 cases from the day before.

No additional people have died from COVID-19 Monday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 646. DHS corrected the figure Monday after reporting 647 overall deaths from the virus on Sunday.

The number of negative tests in the state was 333,253, an increase of 7,386 from the day before.

Douglas County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Monday, leaving its total at 20 with 1,633 people who tested negative for the illness, according to DHS. The county last saw an increase in cases on Saturday, June 6.

Among the people in Douglas County who tested positive, four have active cases, while 16 have recovered, DHS reported.


Bayfield County had no additional cases reported Monday, leaving its total at three, with 445 people who tested negative. Bayfield County has reported one death from COVID-19. The other two people in the county who contracted the virus have recovered, DHS reported.

Of the people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 14% — or 2,860 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Monday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 6,392 people, or 30%.

Monday's report also showed that 68% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 15,508 as of Monday . An increase in the number of tests being done is one reason for the increase in the number of positive cases. The percentage of positive tests over the last several days was:

  • 3.9% on Monday, June 1
  • 3.6% on Tuesday, June 2
  • 2.9% on Wednesday, June 3
  • 4.1% on Thursday, June 4
  • 2.9% on Friday, June 5
  • 2.7% on Saturday, June 6
  • 2.3% on Sunday, June 7
  • 2.7% on Monday, June 8

All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.
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