Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, July 26, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Iron County reported the most new cases with 13, bringing its total to 60 cases, DHS said. Douglas and Sawyer counties each recorded three new cases. Bayfield and Taylor counties added two new cases each, and Ashland and Wasburn counties reported one new case each.

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," a health department news release said.

Free COVID-19 testing will 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 48,827 positive cases of the coronavirus Sunday, DHS said, an increase of 957 from the day before. Of the tests reported, 9.6% were positive.

One additional person died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 892.

The number of negative tests in the state was 817,549, an increase of 9,021 from the day before.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 5
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 15
  • Total negative tests: 1,544

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 4
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 18
  • Total negative tests: 1,707

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 4
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 9
  • Total negative tests: 1,330

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 24
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 92
  • Total negative tests: 3,971

Iron County

  • Active cases: 40
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 60
  • Total negative tests: 805

Price County

  • Active cases: 8
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 19
  • Total negative tests: 1,628

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,124

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 5
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 24
  • Total negative tests: 2,318

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 22
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 41
  • Total negative tests: 1,584

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 5
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 10
  • Total negative tests: 1,583

An additional 26 people were hospitalized because of the virus Sunday, DHS reported. Overall, 9% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized. DHS has said it doesn't know the hospitalization history for 34% of people who tested positive.

Sunday's reported showed that 78% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

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

  • 10.1% 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
  • 9.6% on Sunday, July 26

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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