An additional 70 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Thursday, Jan. 21.

The new cases were reported as follows: 17 in Douglas County; 15 in Price County; nine in Ashland; eight in Washburn County; seven in Bayfield County; four each in Rusk and Taylor counties; and three each in Burnett and Sawyer counties. There were no new cases reported in Iron County.

Statewide, 2,177 new cases were reported Thursday, bringing the total statewide to 528,101.

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The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases hit its lowest point since September on Thursday at 1,731 cases. The figure measures the average number of new cases per day over the previous week. An overall decrease in the seven-day average of positive cases indicates the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state is also going down, according to DHS.

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An additional 45 people died from complications related to COVID-19, DHS said Thursday. The total number of Wisconsinites who have died from COVID-19 is 5,607. Overall, 1% of those who have contracted the virus have died.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,457,032, an increase of 6,510 from the previous day.

An additional 82 people were hospitalized because of the virus Thursday. Across the state, 834 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19. The total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 193. DHS reported that 82% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Thursday's report also showed that 94% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 5%, or 23,965 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 52
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,110
  • Total negative tests: 6,305

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 53
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,012
  • Total negative tests: 6,141

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 30
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,070
  • Total negative tests: 5,540

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 205
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 13
  • Total cases: 3,460
  • Total negative tests: 16,836

Iron County

  • Active cases: 17
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 17
  • Total cases: 451
  • Total negative tests: 2,317

Price County

  • Active cases: 56
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,050
  • Total negative tests: 5,025

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 38
  • Deaths: 14
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,206
  • Total negative tests: 4,486

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 47
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,352
  • Total negative tests: 7,523

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 52
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 1,718
  • Total negative tests: 5,333

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 55
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,175
  • Total negative tests: 5,783

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