An Iron County resident died from complications related to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services said Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The person's death is the 19th reported in the county since the pandemic began and was among 49 reported statewide Tuesday, DHS said. The total number of Wisconsinites who have died from COVID-19 is 5,211. Overall, 1% of those who have contracted the virus have died.

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An additional 63 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for the virus Tuesday, DHS said. They were reported as follows: 14 in Douglas County; eight in Washburn County; six in Rusk County; five each in Bayfield, Burnett and Taylor counties; four in Price County; three in Sawyer County; and one each in Ashland and Iron counties.

The new cases were among 2,790 reported Tuesday, bringing the total statewide to 511,136. The seven-day average of positive cases was 2,827 cases Tuesday, a figure that has been dropping.

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The number of negative tests in the state was 2,409,580, an increase of 3,846 from the previous day.

An additional 149 people were hospitalized because of the virus Tuesday. Across the state, 1,017 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19. The total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 221. DHS reported that 80% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Tuesday's report also showed that 93% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 6%, or 28,304 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 53
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,062
  • Total negative tests: 6,186

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 55
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 979
  • Total negative tests: 6,015

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 40
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,044
  • Total negative tests: 5,446

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 245
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 13
  • Total cases: 3,293
  • Total negative tests: 16,267

Iron County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 17
  • Total cases: 435
  • Total negative tests: 2,273

Price County

  • Active cases: 23
  • Deaths: 6
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 987
  • Total negative tests: 4,917

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 47
  • Deaths: 14
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,168
  • Total negative tests: 4,380

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 36
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,298
  • Total negative tests: 7,360

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 62
  • Deaths: 14
  • Probable deaths: 5
  • Total cases: 1,666
  • Total negative tests: 5,209

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 60
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,112
  • Total negative tests: 5,655

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