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60 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Oct. 10

Douglas County reported 13 new cases.

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

The new cases were reported as follows: 13 in Douglas County; 11 in Bayfield County; eight in Ashland County; six each in Price and Sawyer counties; five in Rusk County; four in Washburn County; three each in Burnett and Taylor counties; and one in Iron County.

They were among 2,742 new cases in the state reported Saturday, pushing the total to 147,560. The 7-day percentage for positive tests was 17.6%.

Eighteen additional people died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,458. Overall, 1% of people who contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS data shows.

The number of negative tests in the state was 1,530,306, an increase of 11,644 from the day before.


An additional 120 people were hospitalized because of the virus Saturday. There are currently 876 Wisconsinites hospitalized because of the virus. Overall, about 6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 99*
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 188
  • Total negative tests: 3,371

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 26*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 147
  • Total negative tests: 3,378

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 58*
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 242
  • Total negative tests: 3,110

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 131*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 617
  • Total negative tests: 8,851

Iron County

  • Active cases: 2*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 150
  • Total negative tests: 1,600

Price County

  • Active cases: 109*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 225
  • Total negative tests: 3,178

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 32*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 91
  • Total negative tests: 2,411

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 42*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 279
  • Total negative tests: 4,876

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 71*
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 276
  • Total negative tests: 3,195

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 17*
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 148
  • Total negative tests: 3,199

*Indicates data that DHS did not update Saturday.

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

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