Douglas, Iron, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, July 30, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Douglas County reported eight new cases, bringing its total to 110 cases, DHS said. Iron County reported one new case. Two more cases were reported in Taylor County, three in Washburn County and four in Sawyer County on Thursday. DHS adjusted the total number of cases for Bayfield County from 19 to 18. DHS has said that case counts will be adjusted if errors are found.

Free COVID-19 testing is underway until 5 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at the Solon Springs Community Center.

Any Wisconsin resident who has any symptom of COVID-19 or who is a close contact to a positive case is eligible for the testing. Pre-registration will be available online to reduce wait times; paper registration will also be available.

Statewide there were a total of 52,108 positive cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, DHS said, an increase of 1,059 from the day before. Of the tests reported, 6.1% were positive.

Eight additional people died from COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in the state at 919.

The number of negative tests in the state was 867,603 an increase of 16,211 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: 1,596

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 18
  • Total negative tests: 1,780

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 5
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,454

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 22
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 110
  • Total negative tests: 4,309

Iron County

  • Active cases: 47
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 69
  • Total negative tests: 1,002

Price County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 18
  • Total negative tests: 1,747

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 13
  • Total negative tests: 1,208

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 31
  • Total negative tests: 2,475

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 23
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 44
  • Total negative tests: 1,687

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases reported since pandemic began: 17
  • Total negative tests: 1,728

An additional 51 people were hospitalized because of the virus Wednesday, DHS reported. Overall, 8.8% 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.

Wednesday's report showed that 79% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

Wisconsin's daily testing capacity was 24,156 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:

  • 5.8% on Friday, July 24

  • 6.7% on Saturday, July 25
  • 9.6% on Sunday, July 26
  • 8.5% on Monday, July 27
  • 5.3% on Tuesday, July 28
  • 5.9% on Wednesday, July 29
  • 6.1% on Thursday, July 30

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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