Two residents of Northwestern Wisconsin died from complications related to COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health Services report Saturday, Nov. 21

The people who died were residents of Bayfield and Burnett counties. Their deaths mark the seventh for Bayfield County and the 10th for Burnett County since the pandemic began.

They were among 51 people statewide whose deaths were reported Saturday. The total number of Wisconsinites who have died from COVID-19 is 3,005. Overall, about 1% of people who have contracted the virus in Wisconsin have died, DHS said.

A total of 190 people in Northwestern Wisconsin tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. The cases were reported as follows: 81 in Douglas County; 25 in Rusk County; 19 in Taylor County; 18 in Sawyer County; 13 in Burnett County; 11 in Bayfield County; eight in Washburn County; seven in Price County; six in Iron County; and two in Ashland County.

The new cases were among 6,224 reported statewide Saturday, bringing the total to 351,169, DHS said. The seven-day average of positive cases was 6,408, compared to 727 on Sept. 1, DHS said.

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The number of negative tests in the state was 2,073,860, an increase of 11,669 from the previous day.

An additional 208 people were hospitalized because of the virus Saturday. Across the state, 2,076 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19. Overall, about 5% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Saturday's report also showed that 78% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 22%, or 75,922 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 102
  • Deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 562
  • Total negative tests: 4,986

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 98
  • Deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 607
  • Total negative tests: 4,891

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 178
  • Deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 679
  • Total negative tests: 4,541

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 376
  • Deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,648
  • Total negative tests: 12,139

Iron County

  • Active cases: 48
  • Deaths: 6
  • Total cases: 324
  • Total negative tests: 2,022

Price County

  • Active cases: 110
  • Deaths: 3
  • Total cases: 647
  • Total negative tests: 4,211

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 230
  • Deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 726
  • Total negative tests: 3,663

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 161
  • Deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 771
  • Total negative tests: 6,232

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 229
  • Deaths: 11
  • Total cases: 1,068
  • Total negative tests: 4,402

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 101
  • Deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 552
  • Total negative tests: 4,567

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