Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk and Taylor counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, July 15, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Iron County reported the most new cases with four, bringing its total number of cases to 21. Bayfield and Taylor counties each added two more cases, pushing their totals to 11 and 25, respectively. Price and Rusk counties each recorded one more cases, leaving their totals at nine and 12 cases, respectively.

Douglas County reported one new case through DHS. An additional case was reported in a news release sent out by the Douglas County Health Department Wednesday afternoon, bringing the county's overall total of cases to 65.

Statewide, there were 38,727 positive cases of the coronavirus, DHS said, an increase of 821 from the day before. Of the tests reported Wednesday, 5.9% were positive.

One additional person died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 827.

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The number of negative tests in the state was 686,299 an increase of 13,104 from the day before.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 8
  • Total negative tests: 1,067

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 7
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 11
  • Total negative tests: 1,437

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 5
  • Total negative tests: 1,106

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 15*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 65*
  • Total negative tests: 3,329

*Figures according to the Douglas County Health Department

Iron County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 21
  • Total negative tests: 514

Price County

  • Active cases: 6
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 9
  • Total negative tests: 1,218

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 12
  • Total negative tests: 967

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 15
  • Total negative tests: 2,040

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 16
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 25
  • Total negative tests: 1,281

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 6
  • Total negative tests: 1,349

Of the people statewide who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 10% — or 3,923 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Wednesday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 12,672 people, or 33%.

Wednesday's report also showed that 77% of those with confirmed cases have recovered from the illness.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 24,362 on Wednesday. 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 Thursday, July 9
  • 6.7% on Friday, July 10
  • 7.7% on Saturday, July 11
  • 10.1% on Sunday, July 12
  • 7.5% on Monday, July 13
  • 6.6% on Tuesday, July 14
  • 5.9% on Wednesday, July 15

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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This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. with case totals released by the Douglas County Health Department. It was originally posted at 2:57 p.m.