No new cases of COVID-19 in northwestern Wisconsin on June 13
Douglas County reported an additional case of COVID-19 one week ago, but none since then, DHS reports.
A total of 22,518 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wisconsin as of Saturday, June 13, according to the state Department of Health Services . That's an increase of 272 cases from the day before.
Two additional people have died from COVID-19 Saturday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 691.
The number of negative tests in the state was 388,399, an increase of 11,037 from the day before.
Douglas County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, leaving its total at 20 with 1,737 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, one is currently fighting the virus, while 19 have recovered, DHS reported.
Bayfield County had no additional cases reported Saturday, leaving its total at three, with 495 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.
Elsewhere in northwestern Wisconsin, Burnett County had two confirmed cases, one death and 638 negative tests for the virus; Washburn County had three confirmed cases and a total of 815 negative tests; Sawyer County had nine positive cases and 1,477 people who tested negative; and Ashland County had three confirmed cases with 570 negative tests, DHS said.
Of the people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 13% — or 3,035 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Saturday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 6,426 people, or 29%.
Saturday's report also showed that 71% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.
Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 16,668 as of Saturday . 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:
- 2.7% on Saturday, June 6
- 2.3% on Sunday, June 7
- 2.7% on Monday, June 8
- 1.9% on Tuesday, June 9
- 2.8% on Wednesday, June 10
- 3.6% on Thursday, June 11
- 2.8% on Friday, June 12
- 2.4% on Saturday, June 13
All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.
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