One new case of COVID-19 in northwestern Wisconsin on June 19

An additional case was reported in Washburn County on Friday.

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Washburn County reported an additional case of COVID-19 on Friday, June 19, according to the state Department of Health Services . It's the only county in northwestern Wisconsin to report an increase in cases.

The additional case brings the total in Washburn County to four, with 1,001 negative tests.

Statewide, 24,154 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Friday. That's an increase of 278 cases from the day before.

Eleven additional people have died from COVID-19 Friday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 730.

The number of negative tests in the state was 444,751, an increase of 10,838 from the day before.


Douglas County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Friday, leaving its total at 20 with 1,944 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 Friday, leaving its total at three, with 817 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 715 negative tests for the virus; Sawyer County had nine positive cases and 1,631 people who tested negative; and Ashland County had three confirmed cases with 642 negative tests, DHS said.

Of the people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 13% — or 3,177 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Friday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 6,918 people, or 29%.

Friday's report also showed that 76% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 17,668 as of Friday . 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:

  • 2.8% on Friday, June 12
  • 2.4% on Saturday, June 13
  • 2.6% on Sunday, June 14
  • 2.8% on Monday, June 15
  • 2.4% on Tuesday, June 16
  • 2.6% on Wednesday, June 17
  • 4% on Thursday, June 18
  • 2.5% on Friday, June 19

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


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