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222 more people test positive, 6 die from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin on Nov. 24

The people who died were residents of Bayfield, Burnett, Iron and Rusk counties.

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Six residents of Northwestern Wisconsin counties were among a record number of people statewide whose deaths from COVID-19 were reported Tuesday, Nov. 24, by the state Department of Health Services.

Bayfield and Iron counties each recorded two deaths, while Burnett and Rusk counties reported one each. Their deaths were among 104 reported by DHS Tuesday. The previous record of 94 deaths was set Nov. 17.

The total number of Wisconsinites who have died from COVID-19 is 3,115. Overall, about 1% of people who have contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS said.

A total of 222 people in Northwestern Wisconsin tested positive for the virus Tuesday. The cases were reported as follows: 38 in Rusk County; 37 in Taylor County; 34 in Douglas County; 31 in Sawyer County; 26 in Ashland County; 22 in Washburn County; 12 in Burnett County; 10 in Iron County; seven in Price County; and five in Bayfield County.

The new cases were among 6,202 reported statewide Tuesday, bringing the total to 363,973, DHS said. The seven-day average of positive cases was 5,732, compared to 727 on Sept. 1, DHS said.


The number of negative tests in the state was 2,104,756, an increase of 10,308 from the previous day.

An additional 279 people were hospitalized because of the virus Tuesday. Across the state, 1,999 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19. Overall, about 5% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Tuesday's report also showed that 78% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 21%, or 75,893 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 123
  • Deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 613
  • Total negative tests: 5,160

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 88
  • Deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 626
  • Total negative tests: 5,051

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 176
  • Deaths: 11
  • Total cases: 718
  • Total negative tests: 4,647

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 458
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,822
  • Total negative tests: 12,422

Iron County

  • Active cases: 48
  • Deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 336
  • Total negative tests: 2,041

Price County

  • Active cases: 99
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 676
  • Total negative tests: 4,262

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 236
  • Deaths: 6
  • Total cases: 797
  • Total negative tests: 3,739

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 158
  • Deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 826
  • Total negative tests: 6,373

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 202
  • Deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 1,099
  • Total negative tests: 4,496

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 99
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 606
  • Total negative tests: 4,667

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

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