Iron, Price and Taylor counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Monday, July 20, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Iron County reported the highest number of new cases with two, bringing its overall total to 28 cases. Price and Taylor counties each recorded one additional case, making their totals 12 and 33 cases, respectively.

Statewide there were a total of 43,018 positive cases of the coronavirus Monday, DHS said, an increase of 703 from the day before. Of the tests reported, 10.1% were positive.

Two additional people died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 846.

The number of negative tests in the state was 737,191, an increase of 6,289 from the day before.

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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: 10
  • Total negative tests: 1,263

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 6
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,524

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 1
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 5
  • Total negative tests: 1,174

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 18
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 75
  • Total negative tests: 3,647

Iron County

  • Active cases: 16
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 28
  • Total negative tests: 600

Price County

  • Active cases: 6
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,286

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,016

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 6
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 19
  • Total negative tests: 2,130

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 21
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 33
  • Total negative tests: 1,400

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 7
  • Total negative tests: 1,466

Of the people statewide who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, 10% — or 4,129 people — have been hospitalized because of the virus as of Monday. DHS reported that officials don't know the hospitalization history of 14,545 people, or 34%.

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

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 24,162 on Monday. 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:

  • 7.5% on Monday, July 13
  • 6.6% on Tuesday, July 14
  • 5.9% on Wednesday, July 15
  • 6.3% on Thursday, July 16
  • 6.6% on Friday, July 17
  • 7.9% on Saturday, July 18
  • 10.3% on Sunday, July 19
  • 10.1% on Monday, July 20

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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