One resident of Ashland County and three people who lived in Bayfield County died from COVID-19, the state Department of Health Services reported Sunday, Nov. 15.

Their deaths bring the total number of lives lost to the virus in each county to six, DHS said. They were among 12 people whose deaths were reported statewide Sunday. So far, 2,637 people have died from the virus. Overall, about 1% of people who have contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS said.

A total of 247 people in Northwestern Wisconsin tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday. The cases were reported as follows: 61 in Rusk County; 31 in Sawyer County; 28 in Price County; 26 in Douglas County; 25 in Taylor County; 21 in Bayfield County; 20 in Washburn County; 18 in Burnett County; 13 in Ashland County; and four in Iron County.

They were among 6,058 cases reported Sunday, bringing the total to 312,369. The seven-day average of positive cases was 6,422, compared to 727 on Sept. 1, DHS said.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,001,239, an increase of 11,919 from the previous day.

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An additional 155 people were hospitalized because of the virus Sunday. Across the state, 2,034 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19. Overall, about 5% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Sunday's report also showed that 77% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 22%, or 69,594 cases, are currently active.

Here's the breakdown in the 10-county region:

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 119
  • Deaths: 6
  • Total cases: 501
  • Total negative tests: 4,712

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 125
  • Deaths: 6
  • Total cases: 526
  • Total negative tests: 4,624

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 148
  • Deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 544
  • Total negative tests: 4,268

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 240
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,315
  • Total negative tests: 11,582

Iron County

  • Active cases: 53
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 299
  • Total negative tests: 1,974

Price County

  • Active cases: 131
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 577
  • Total negative tests: 4,060

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 239
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 592
  • Total negative tests: 3,478

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 132
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 647
  • Total negative tests: 5,995

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 180
  • Deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 852
  • Total negative tests: 4,192

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 112
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 452
  • Total negative tests: 4,284

Visit the Douglas County COVID-19 dashboard or Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 page for updates.