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114 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin on Dec. 7

Douglas County reported 49 new cases.

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A total of 114 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, Dec. 7, the state Department of Health Services reported.

They were reported as follows: 49 in Douglas County; 15 in Taylor County; 13 in Washburn County; 11 in Price County; seven each in Bayfield and Sawyer counties; five in Iron County; four in Burnett County; and three in Ashland County. Rusk County did not report any new cases.

They were among 2,155 cases reported Monday, bringing the state's overall tally to 414,332, DHS said. The seven-day average of positive cases was 3,871, a figure that has been declining.

An additional 19 deaths were reported statewide Monday. The total number of Wisconsinites who have died from COVID-19 is 3,738. Overall, about 1% of people who have contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS said.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,202,473, an increase of 5,751 from the previous day.


An additional 70 people were hospitalized because of the virus Monday. Across the state, 1,502 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, a figure that has been dropping. The total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 325. DHS reports that 83% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Monday's report also showed that 85% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 14%, or 58,009 cases, are currently active.

Here's the breakdown in the 10-county region:

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 152
  • Deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 800
  • Total negative tests: 5,555

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 94
  • Deaths: 16
  • Total cases: 753
  • Total negative tests: 5,425

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 163
  • Deaths: 15
  • Total cases: 848
  • Total negative tests: 4,947

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 509
  • Deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 2,373
  • Total negative tests: 14,279

Iron County

  • Active cases: 39
  • Deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 376
  • Total negative tests: 2,105

Price County

  • Active cases: 89
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 802
  • Total negative tests: 4,482

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 139
  • Deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 958
  • Total negative tests: 3,969

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 133
  • Deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 977
  • Total negative tests: 6,711

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 152
  • Deaths: 11
  • Total cases: 1,328
  • Total negative tests: 4,684

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 110
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 802
  • Total negative tests: 5,002

Visit the Douglas County COVID-19 dashboard or Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 page for updates.

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