Burnett, Iron and Taylor counties each reported new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 27, according to the state Department of Health Services.

Iron County reported two new cases, while Burnett and Taylor counties reported one new infection each. The increase in cases comes as 5.9% of the total tests reported Saturday came back positive, DHS figures show.

Statewide, there were 27,286 positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday, an increase of 539 cases from the day before. It's the highest number of new cases reported in one day since May 30.

Eleven additional people died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 777.

The number of negative tests in the state was 515,723, an increase of 8,555 from the day before.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 3
  • Total negative tests: 729

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 3
  • Total negative tests: 1,040

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 3
  • Total negative tests: 829

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 22
  • Total negative tests: 2,145

Douglas County last reported positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, June 26.

Iron County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 5
  • Total negative tests: 348

Price County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 2
  • Total negative tests: 886

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 11
  • Total negative tests: 735

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 12
  • Total negative tests: 1,750

Sawyer County last reported new cases on Friday, June 26.

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 11
  • Total negative tests: 942

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 4
  • Total negative tests: 1,085

Washburn County last reported a positive case of COVID-19 on June 19.

Of the people statewide who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 12% — or 3,382 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Saturday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 7,902 people, or 29%.

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

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 18,425 on Saturday. 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:

  • 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
  • 5.7% on Friday, June 26
  • 5.9% on Saturday, June 27

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

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