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41 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Oct. 11

Wisconsin surpassed 150,000 positive cases of the virus Sunday.

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All 10 counties in Northwestern Wisconsin reported new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, Oct. 11, according to DHS .

The new cases were reported as follows: seven in Rusk County; six each in Ashland, Douglas and Taylor counties; four in Burnett County; three each in Bayfield and Sawyer counties; and two each in Iron, Price and Washburn counties.

They were among 2,676 new cases in the state reported Sunday, pushing the total to 150,236. The 7-day percentage for positive tests was 18.6%.

Seven additional people died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,465. Overall, 1% of people who contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS data shows.

The number of negative tests in the state was 1,537,877, an increase of 7,571 from the day before.


An additional 79 people were hospitalized because of the virus Sunday. There are currently 870 Wisconsinites hospitalized because of the virus. Overall, about 6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Sunday's report also showed that 80% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 19% cases, or 28,988 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 90
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 194
  • Total negative tests: 3,410

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 30
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 150
  • Total negative tests: 3,410

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 52
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 246
  • Total negative tests: 3,110

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 133
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 623
  • Total negative tests: 8,921

Iron County

  • Active cases: 4
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 152
  • Total negative tests: 1,607

Price County

  • Active cases: 111
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 227
  • Total negative tests: 3,195

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 40
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 98
  • Total negative tests: 2,409

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 42
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 282
  • Total negative tests: 4,913

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 74
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 282
  • Total negative tests: 3,240

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 17
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 150
  • Total negative tests: 3,233

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

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