Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.



39 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin on Feb. 3

Price County reported nine cases.

A model of the novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China in late 2019. U.S. health officials have stated that COVID-19 is expected to become a significant public health concern in the United States. (Illustration courtesy of Centers for Disease Control)
Contributed / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An additional 39 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19 , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Wednesday, Feb. 3.

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

Statewide, 1,177 new cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total to 545,437.

SEE MORE: News about coronavirus

The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues to reach lows not seen since September. On Wednesday, the figure was 1,270. 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 2,517,446, an increase of 4,689 from the previous day.

An additional 14 people died from COVID-19, DHS said, bringing the total in the state to 5,951. Overall, 1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

An additional 94 people were hospitalized because of the virus Wednesday. Across the state, 639 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19 , and the total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 173. 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.

Wednesday's report also showed that 96% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 3%, or 16,966 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 46
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,149
  • Total negative tests: 6,509

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 45
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,042
  • Total negative tests: 6,375

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 28
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,113
  • Total negative tests: 5,681

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 143
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 14
  • Total cases: 3,603
  • Total negative tests: 17,431

Iron County

  • Active cases: 24
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 18
  • Total cases: 476
  • Total negative tests: 2,384

Price County

  • Active cases: 24
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,114
  • Total negative tests: 5,158

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 28
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,234
  • Total negative tests: 4,630

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 34
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,425
  • Total negative tests: 7,736

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 37
  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 1,759
  • Total negative tests: 5,484

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 33
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,240
  • Total negative tests: 6,010

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

What To Read Next
Get Local