An additional 25 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Friday, Feb. 19.

The new cases were reported as follows: seven in Burnett County; six in Sawyer County; five in Washburn County; two in each Ashland and Rusk counties; one in each Douglas, Iron and Price counties. No new cases were reported in Bayfield and Taylor counties.

Statewide, an additional 774 cases were reported Friday, DHS said, bringing the total to 558,496.

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A Bayfield County resident lost their life to the disease. Their death brings the total number of Bayfield County residents who have died from COVID-19 to 19.

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The person was among 35 deaths reported statewide Friday, bringing the total to 6,267, DHS said. Overall, 1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues to drop. On Friday, the figure was 635. The seven-day average of positive cases 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.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,584,375, an increase of 4,535 over the previous day.

An additional 79 people have been hospitalized because of the virus since Thursday. Across the state, 391 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, and the total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 107. DHS reported that 78% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4.6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Friday's report also showed that 97.2% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1.7% or 9,575 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 24
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,170
  • Total negative tests: 6,672
  • Vaccinations: 3,279

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 11
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,062
  • Total negative tests: 6,537
  • Vaccinations: 3,048

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 40
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,175
  • Total negative tests: 5,873
  • Vaccinations: 1,924

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 65
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 14
  • Total cases: 3,644
  • Total negative tests: 17,919
  • Vaccinations: 6,146

Iron County

  • Active cases: 28
  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 530
  • Total negative tests: 2,447
  • Vaccinations: 1,105

Price County

  • Active cases: 23
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,145
  • Total negative tests: 5,300
  • Vaccinations: 2,163

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,243
  • Total negative tests: 4,754
  • Vaccinations: 1,303

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 30
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,485
  • Total negative tests: 7,965
  • Vaccinations: 2,522

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 32
  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 1,792
  • Total negative tests: 5,612
  • Vaccinations: 1,713

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 20
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,283
  • Total negative tests: 6,210
  • Vaccinations: 2,705

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