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16 people test positive, 1 dies from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin March 9

One more person in Douglas County lost their life to COVID-19.

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An additional 16 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19 , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Tuesday, March 9.

They were reported as follows: four in Price County; three each in each Ashland, Douglas and Rusk counties; two in Washburn County; and one in Iron County. No new cases were reported in Bayfield, Burnett, Sawyer and Taylor counties

Statewide, an additional 463 cases were reported through Tuesday, DHS said, bringing the total to 567,334.

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An additional 29 deaths, including one person in Douglas County, were reported statewide Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,510, DHS said. Overall, 1.1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

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The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin ticked up slightly. On Tuesday, the figure was 391. The seven-day average of positive cases measures the average number of new cases per day over the previous week. An overall decrease in the seven-day average of positive cases indicates the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state is also going down, according to DHS.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,650,773 Tuesday, an increase of 1,033.

An additional 70 people have been hospitalized because of the virus since Monday. Across the state, 244 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19 , and the total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units was 63. DHS reported that 79% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4.7% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Tuesday's report also showed that 97.7% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1.2%, or 6,552 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 1,739,995 doses of vaccine have been administered by Tuesday. A total of 1,088,339 Wisconsin residents, 18.7% of the population, have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 613,542 people have completed the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 10
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,178
  • Total negative tests: 6,841
  • Vaccinations: 4,167

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 6
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,059
  • Total negative tests: 6,724
  • Vaccinations: 4,670

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 18
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,211
  • Total negative tests: 6,036
  • Vaccinations: 2,959

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 42
  • Deaths: 28
  • Probable deaths: 15
  • Total cases: 3,656
  • Total negative tests: 18,599
  • Vaccinations: 7,808

Iron County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 553
  • Total negative tests: 2,512
  • Vaccinations: 1,580

Price County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,172
  • Total negative tests: 5,435
  • Vaccinations: 2,641

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 22
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,269
  • Total negative tests: 4,888
  • Vaccinations: 1,987

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 19
  • Deaths: 22
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,533
  • Total negative tests: 8,196
  • Vaccinations: 3,912

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 10
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 1,769
  • Total negative tests: 5,778
  • Vaccinations: 2,259

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 11
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,306
  • Total negative tests: 6,392
  • Vaccinations: 3,850

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

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