Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Taylor counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, July 9, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The increases bring Burnett County to six cases, Douglas County to 48, Iron County to nine, Price County to four, Sawyer County to 15 and Taylor County to 18. Each county rose by one case except Price County, which reported two new cases.

Statewide, there were 33,908 positive cases of the coronavirus, DHS said, an increase of 754 cases from the day before. Of the tests reported Thursday, 5.7% were positive.

Two additional people died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 809.

The number of negative tests in the state was 623,554, an increase of 12,404 from the day before.

Free COVID-19 testing will be available through the Wisconsin National Guard from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the Iron River Community Center, 8275 E. Mill St. People do not need to have symptoms to get tested. Anyone, including people who live outside of Wisconsin, can get tested.

Here's a breakdown of the situation in the 10-county region:

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 3
  • Total negative tests: 969

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 4
  • Total negative tests: 1,167

Bayfield County has not had a new positive case since Monday, July 6.

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 4
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 6
  • Total negative tests: 997

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 20
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 48
  • Total negative tests: 2,628

Iron County

  • Active cases: 4
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 9
  • Total negative tests: 447

Price County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 4
  • Total negative tests: 1,065

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 11
  • Total negative tests: 856

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 15
  • Total negative tests: 1,924

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 18
  • Total negative tests: 1,130

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 5
  • Total negative tests: 1,247

Of the people statewide who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 11% — or 3,726 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Thursday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 10,426 people, or 31%.

Thursday's report also showed that 79% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 19,032 on Thursday. An increase in the number of tests being done is one reason for the increase in the number of positive cases. The percentage of positive tests over the last several days was:

  • 5.7% on Friday, July 3
  • 10.8% on Saturday, July 4
  • 10.4% on Sunday, July 5
  • 9.2% on Monday, July 6
  • 3.9% on Tuesday, July 7
  • 5.6% on Wednesday, July 8
  • 5.7% on Thursday, July 9

All of Wisconsin's 72 counties have confirmed cases of the illness.

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

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