Douglas, Iron, Price and Taylor counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, July 25, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Iron County reported the most new cases with five, bringing its total to 47 cases. Douglas County added two cases, while Price and Taylor counties each recorded one additional case.

The Douglas County Health Department announced Friday that Centerfold's Cabaret closed temporarily for deep cleaning after two or more employees tested positive for the virus.

"Anyone who spent more than 15 minutes within 6 feet of anyone outside of their household while visiting this facility in the last two weeks should self-monitor and seek testing if they develop symptoms," according to a health department news release.

Free COVID-19 testing would take place Wednesday, July 29 from 2-8 p.m. at Superior Middle School and Thursday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Solon Springs Community Center.

Registration will be available in advance through an app accessible on any smart phone,or tablet, reducing the time people will wait in line. More information about accessing the app will be available prior to the event, the news release said. Paper registration will also be available for people who do not have that technology.

Statewide there were a total of 47,870 positive cases of the coronavirus Saturday, DHS said, an increase of 953 from the day before. Of the tests reported, 6.7% were positive.

Thirteen additional people died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 891.

The number of negative tests in the state was 808,528, an increase of 13,248 from the day before.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 4*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 14
  • Total negative tests: 1,501*

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 3*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 16
  • Total negative tests: 1,675*

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 4*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 9
  • Total negative tests: 1,286*

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 22*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 87
  • Total negative tests: 3,864*

Iron County

  • Active cases: 24*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 42
  • Total negative tests: 685*

Price County

  • Active cases: 9*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 18
  • Total negative tests: 1,423*

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 2*
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,114*

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 4*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 21
  • Total negative tests: 2,279*

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 20*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 38
  • Total negative tests: 1,535*

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 4*
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 9
  • Total negative tests: 1,543*

*Indicates information that had not been updated on the DHS website when the Telegram checked.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 24,162 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:

  • 10.3% on Sunday, July 19
  • 10.1% on Monday, July 20
  • 7.7% on Tuesday, July 21
  • 4.8% on Wednesday, July 22
  • 6.9% on Thursday, July 23
  • 5.8% on Friday, July 24
  • 6.7% on Saturday, July 25

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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