No new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas, Bayfield counties on June 9
Douglas County reported an additional case of COVID-19 on Saturday, but none since then, DHS reports.
A total of 21,308 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wisconsin as of Tuesday, June 9, according to the state Department of Health Services . That's an increase of 270 cases from the day before.
Fifteen additional people have died from COVID-19 Tuesday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 661.
The number of negative tests in the state was 347,210, an increase of 13,957 from the day before.
Douglas County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, leaving its total at 20 with 1,647 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 Tuesday, leaving its total at three, with 457 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 2,904 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Monday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 6,333 people, or 30%.
Tuesday's report also showed that 68% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.
Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 15,500 as of Tuesday . 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:
- 3.6% 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
- 1.9% on Tuesday, June 9
All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.
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