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61 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin Oct. 9

Douglas County reported 17 new cases.

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Seven counties reported new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Oct. 9, according to DHS .

The new cases were reported as follows: 17 in Douglas County; 14 in Taylor County; 12 in Price County; seven in Ashland; five cases each in Bayfield and Sawyer counties; and one case in Burnett County.

They were among 2,988 new cases in the state reported Friday, pushing the total to 144,818. The 7-day percentage for positive tests was 17.4%.

Sixteen additional people died from the virus, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,440. Overall, 1% of people who contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS data shows.

The number of negative tests in the state was 1,518,662, an increase of 11,834 from the day before.


An additional 138 people were hospitalized because of the virus Friday. There are currently a record 907 Wisconsinites hospitalized because of the virus. Overall, about 6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Friday's report showed that 80% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. That means about 19%, or 27,516 cases, are active in the state.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 99
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 180
  • Total negative tests: 3,335

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 26
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 136
  • Total negative tests: 3,336

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 58
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 239
  • Total negative tests: 3,091

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 131
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 604
  • Total negative tests: 8,790

Iron County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 149
  • Total negative tests: 1,591

Price County

  • Active cases: 109
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 219
  • Total negative tests: 2,995

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 32
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 86
  • Total negative tests: 2,402

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 42
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 273
  • Total negative tests: 4,855

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 71
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 259
  • Total negative tests: 3,177

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 17
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 144
  • Total negative tests: 3,179

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

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