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237 people test positive, 1 dies from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Nov. 10

The person who died was a resident of Rusk County; the state set a record for the number of new cases and deaths reported in one day with 7,073 and 66, respectively.

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Across the 10 counties in Northwestern Wisconsin, 237 people tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, Nov. 10, according to the state Department of Health Services.

They were reported as follows: 50 in Douglas County; 32 in Taylor County; 30 in Rusk County; 28 in Burnett County; 27 in Bayfield County; 18 in Sawyer County; 17 in Washburn County; 14 in Price County; 13 in Ashland County; and eight in Iron County.

The new cases were among 7,073 reported in the state Tuesday, setting a new record for cases reported in one day. The previous record was set Saturday with 7,065 cases reported.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began is 278,843 in Wisconsin. The seven-day average of positive cases was 5,825 Tuesday, DHS said. On Sept. 1, the figure was 727 cases.

A resident of Rusk County was among 66 deaths reported throughout the state. It was the third death for the county since the pandemic began.


The number of deaths reported in Wisconsin Tuesday was a single-day record, according to DHS figures. The previous record was set Oct. 27 when 64 deaths related to COVID-19 were reported.

Statewide, 2,395 people have died from the virus, DHS said. Overall, about 1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

The number of negative tests in the state was 1,939,444, an increase of 12,926 from the previous day.

An additional 291 people were hospitalized because of the virus Tuesday. Across the state, 2,003 people are currently hospitalized because of the virus, a record-high number that continues to climb. Overall, about 5% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Tuesday's report also showed that 77% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 22%, or 61,944 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 115
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 429
  • Total negative tests: 4,546

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 122
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 431
  • Total negative tests: 4,364

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 82
  • Deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 434
  • Total negative tests: 4,071

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 161
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,097
  • Total negative tests: 11,122

Iron County

  • Active cases: 55
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 274
  • Total negative tests: 1,886

Price County

  • Active cases: 123
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 506
  • Total negative tests: 3,927

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 156
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 413
  • Total negative tests: 3,308

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 88
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 530
  • Total negative tests: 5,831

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 149
  • Deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 726
  • Total negative tests: 4,054

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 60
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 356
  • Total negative tests: 4,096

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

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