Sawyer County reported a new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, June 25, according to the state Department of Health Services. The case is the first in northwestern Wisconsin in nearly a week.

Prior to that, the region had not reported a positive case of COVID-19 since Friday, June 19, when a fourth case was announced in Washburn County.

Statewide, there were 26,227 positive cases of COVID-19 reported, an increase of 464 cases from the day before.

Nine additional people have died from COVID-19 Thursday, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 766.

The number of negative tests in the state was 498,561, an increase of 10,758 from the day before.

Here's a breakdown of the situation in the six-county region as of Thursday:

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 20
  • Total negative tests: 2,092

Douglas County last saw an increase in cases on June 6.

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 3
  • Total negative tests: 1,030

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 3
  • Total negative tests: 710

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 2
  • Total negative tests: 796

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 10
  • Total negative tests: 1,697

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 4
  • Total negative tests: 1,068

Of the people statewide who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 13% — or 3,326 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Thursday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 7,539 people, or 29%.

Thursday's report also showed that 78% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 18,425 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:

  • 2.5% on Friday, June 19
  • 3.8% on Saturday, June 20
  • 4.6% on Sunday, June 21
  • 3.8% on Monday, June 22
  • 2.2% on Tuesday, June 23
  • 4.3% on Wednesday, June 24
  • 4.1% on Thursday, June 25

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

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