Nine counties in the ten-county region reported new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, Sept. 27, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Price County reported 19 new cases, followed by Douglas County with 14 and Taylor County with 10, DHS said. Sawyer County recorded five cases; Ashland and Burnett counties each added four cases; Iron County reported two cases; and Bayfield and Washburn counties each added one.

They were among 2,217 cases reported in the state Sunday, according to DHS figures. The total number of cases in the state hit 115,862. Of the tests reported, 27.6% were positive. The 7-day average for positive tests was 17.9%.

No additional people died from the virus, leaving the total at 1,281. Overall, 1% of people who have contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS data shows.

The number of negative tests in the state was 1,399,218, an increase of 5,806 from the day before.

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An additional 54 people were hospitalized because of the virus Sunday, DHS reported. There are currently 574 Wisconsinites hospitalized because of the virus. Overall, 6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized. DHS has said it doesn't know the hospitalization history for 37% of people who tested positive.

Sunday's report showed that 82% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered. That means about 16%, or 19,050 cases, are active in the state.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 54
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 103
  • Total negative tests: 2,615

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 23
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 100
  • Total negative tests: 2,920

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 87
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 190
  • Total negative tests: 2,810

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 91
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 455
  • Total negative tests: 7,565

Iron County

  • Active cases: 5
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 142
  • Total negative tests: 1,489

Price County

  • Active cases: 59
  • Deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 107
  • Total negative tests: 2,583

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 21
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 61
  • Total negative tests: 2,295

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 211
  • Total negative tests: 4,519

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 40
  • Deaths: 4
  • Total cases: 184
  • Total negative tests: 2,808

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 11
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 102
  • Total negative tests: 2,883

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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