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29 people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Feb. 12

The seven-day average of positive cases continues to decline.

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An additional 29 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19 , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Friday, Feb. 12.

They were reported as follows: nine in Iron County; six each in Burnett and Washburn counties; five in Iron County; three each Sawyer and Taylor counties; two each in Bayfield and Price counties; and one each in Ashland and Douglas counties.

Statewide, an additional 938 cases were reported Friday, DHS said, bringing the total to 554,048.

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An additional 11 deaths were reported statewide Friday, DHS said, bringing the total to 6,151. Overall, 1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.


The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues to drop. On Friday, the figure was 832. 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 2,557,088, an increase of 4,607 from the previous day.

An additional 55 people were hospitalized because of the virus Friday. Across the state, 489 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19 , and the total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 127. DHS reported that 80% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4.5% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Friday's report also showed that 97% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 2%, or 12,111 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 36
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,168
  • Total negative tests: 6,601

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 32
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,059
  • Total negative tests: 6,464

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 30
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,141
  • Total negative tests: 5,789

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 82
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 14
  • Total cases: 3,630
  • Total negative tests: 17,692

Iron County

  • Active cases: 44
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 514
  • Total negative tests: 2,422

Price County

  • Active cases: 15
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,129
  • Total negative tests: 5,239

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 16
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,240
  • Total negative tests: 4,707

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 33
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,455
  • Total negative tests: 7,862

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 36
  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 1,781
  • Total negative tests: 5,556

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 25
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,266
  • Total negative tests: 6,135

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

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