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35 more people test positive, 1 dies from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Oct. 12

Price County reported 12 new cases of the virus Monday.

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Eight counties in Northwestern Wisconsin reported new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, Oct. 12, according to DHS .

The new cases were reported as follows: 12 in Price County; eight in Taylor County; four each in Rusk and Washburn counties; three in Ashland County; two in Sawyer County; and one each in Douglas and Iron counties.

Douglas County reported its first death from COVID-19 , according to a new release issued after the state updated its records.

They were among 1,956 new cases in the state reported Monday, pushing the total to 152,192.

Including the Douglas County resident, 10 additional people died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,475. Overall, 1% of people who contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS data shows.


The number of negative tests in the state was 1,545,692, an increase of 7,815 from the day before.

An additional 56 people were hospitalized because of the virus Monday. There are currently 872 Wisconsinites hospitalized because of the virus. Overall, about 6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Monday's report also showed that 80% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 19% cases, or 29,478 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 89
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 197
  • Total negative tests: 3,415

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 27
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 150
  • Total negative tests: 3,415

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 48
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 246
  • Total negative tests: 3,110

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 127
  • Deaths: 1*
  • Total cases: 624
  • Total negative tests: 9,011

Iron County

  • Active cases: 5
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 153
  • Total negative tests: 1,608

Price County

  • Active cases: 121
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 239
  • Total negative tests: 3,227

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 42
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 102
  • Total negative tests: 2,411

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 40
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 284
  • Total negative tests: 4,952

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 79
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 290
  • Total negative tests: 3,259

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 17
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 154
  • Total negative tests: 3,250

*Indicates a figure reported by the Douglas County Health Department after the DHS update was released.

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

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