No new cases of COVID-19 in northwestern Wisconsin on June 23
Washburn County reported an additional case on Friday, June 19, but there have been none since then, DHS said.
There were 25,331 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, June 23, according to the state Department of Health Services . That's an increase of 263 cases from the day before.
Five additional people have died from COVID-19 Tuesday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 750.
The number of negative tests in the state was 478,165, an increase of 11,531 from the day before.
Northwestern Wisconsin has not reported a positive case of COVID-19 since Friday, June 19, when a fourth case was announced in Washburn County.
Douglas County had 20 total cases with 2,047 people who tested negative for the illness, according to DHS. The county last saw an increase in cases on 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's total was three confirmed cases, with 1,026 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, Ashland County had three total confirmed cases with 695 negative tests; Burnett County had two confirmed cases, one death and 766 negative tests for the virus; Sawyer County had nine positive cases and 1,681 people who tested negative; and Washburn County had four cases with 1,038 negative tests, DHS said.
Of the people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 13% — or 3,268 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Tuesday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 7,234 people, or 29%.
Tuesday's report also showed that 78% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.
Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 17,759 on 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:
- 2.4% on Tuesday, June 16
- 2.6% on Wednesday, June 17
- 4% on Thursday, June 18
- 2.5% on Friday, June 19
- 3.8% on Saturday, June 20
- 4.6% on Sunday, June 21
- 3.8% on Monday, June 22
- 2.2% on Tuesday, June 23
All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.
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