An additional 20 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Tuesday, Feb 23.

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

Statewide, an additional 566 cases were reported Tuesday, DHS said, bringing the total to 560,564.

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An additional 33 deaths, including one in Douglas County, were reported statewide Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,317 DHS said. Overall, 1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

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The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continues to drop. On Tuesday, the figure was 604. 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 2,598,601, an increase of 2,987 on Tuesday.

An additional 63 people have been hospitalized because of the virus since Monday. Across the state, 348 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, and the total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 95. DHS reported that 77% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4.6% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Tuesday's report also showed that 97.4% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1.5%, or 8,526 cases, are currently active.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 23
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,172
  • Total negative tests: 6,718
  • Vaccinations: 3,344

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 6
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,063
  • Total negative tests: 6,604
  • Vaccinations: 3,140

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 28
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,188
  • Total negative tests: 5,915
  • Vaccinations: 1,977

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 51
  • Deaths: 25
  • Probable deaths: 14
  • Total cases: 3,654
  • Total negative tests: 18,069
  • Vaccinations: 6,227

Iron County

  • Active cases: 22
  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 537
  • Total negative tests: 2,465
  • Vaccinations: 1,116

Price County

  • Active cases: 20
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,151
  • Total negative tests: 5,323
  • Vaccinations: 2,178

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 13
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,246
  • Total negative tests: 4,780
  • Vaccinations: 1,328

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 24
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,500
  • Total negative tests: 8,028
  • Vaccinations: 2,570

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 29
  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 1,793
  • Total negative tests: 5,643
  • Vaccinations: 1,720

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 15
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,287
  • Total negative tests: 6,243
  • Vaccinations: 2,751

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