Two Northwestern Wisconsin residents died from complications related to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The people who died were residents of Douglas and Price counties. Their deaths bring the total in each county to 18 and seven, respectively. They were among 42 people whose deaths were reported statewide Tuesday, DHS said. The total number of Wisconsinites who have died from COVID-19 is 5,512. Overall, 1% of those who have contracted the virus have died.

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An additional 96 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Northwestern Wisconsin over the weekend. They were reported as follows: 57 in Douglas County; 10 in Ashland County; seven in Taylor County; six in Sawyer County; four each in Bayfield and Burnett counties; three in Iron County; two each in Price and Washburn Counties; and one in Rusk County.

Statewide, 1,525 new cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total statewide to 524,402. The seven-day average of positive cases was 1,895 cases, a figure that has been dropping.

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The number of negative tests in the state was 2,445,399, an increase of 3,556 from the previous day.

An additional 114 people were hospitalized because of the virus Tuesday. Across the state, 875 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19. The total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 209. DHS reported that 81% 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 94% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 5%, or 25,561 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 55
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,099
  • Total negative tests: 6,287

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 48
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,002
  • Total negative tests: 6,124

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 29
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,064
  • Total negative tests: 5,515

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 222
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 13
  • Total cases: 3,435
  • Total negative tests: 16,734

Iron County

  • Active cases: 17
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 17
  • Total cases: 448
  • Total negative tests: 2,309

Price County

  • Active cases: 41
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,025
  • Total negative tests: 4,991

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 37
  • Deaths: 14
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,197
  • Total negative tests: 4,471

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 44
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,341
  • Total negative tests: 7,502

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 58
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 7
  • Total cases: 1,710
  • Total negative tests: 5,302

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 51
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,159
  • Total negative tests: 5,755

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