An additional 19 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Friday, March 5.

They were reported as follows: six in Rusk County; five in Sawyer County; four in Douglas County; three in Washburn; and one in Price County. No new cases were reported in Iron and Taylor counties.

Ashland, Bayfield and Burnett counties each had the number of confirmed cases reduced while the number of probable cases rose by the same or a larger number. Correction of case status from confirmed to unconfirmed can account for case numbers going down, according to DHS. Only tests detecting the virus causing COVID-19 are confirmed; positive tests detecting antibodies are not confirmed cases.

Ashland County's confirmed cases were reduced by one; Bayfield County's confirmed cases were reduced by eight; Burnett County's confirmed cases were reduced by two.

Statewide, an additional 350 cases were reported Friday, DHS said, bringing the total to 566,158.

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An additional 7 deaths, including one person in Sawyer County, were reported statewide Friday, bringing the total to 6,477, DHS said. Overall, 1.1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin fell below 500 Friday for the first time since July 1. On Friday, the figure was 478. 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 2,642,182, an increase of 3,034 on Friday.

An additional 57 people have been hospitalized because of the virus since Friday. Across the state, 262 people are currently hospitalized because of COVID-19, and the total number of people receiving treatment in intensive care units is 67. DHS reported that 80% of the state's available hospital beds are occupied. Overall, 4.7% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Friday's report also showed that 97.6% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1.3%, or 7,211 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 1,631,270 doses of vaccine have been administered Friday. A total of 1,023,306 Wisconsin residents, 17.6% of the population, have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 572,501 people have completed the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,173
  • Total negative tests: 6,808
  • Vaccinations: 3,972

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 7
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,059
  • Total negative tests: 6,677
  • Vaccinations: 4,575

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 23
  • Deaths: 23
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,207
  • Total negative tests: 6,002
  • Vaccinations: 2,892

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 48
  • Deaths: 26
  • Probable deaths: 15
  • Total cases: 3,649
  • Total negative tests: 18,494
  • Vaccinations: 7,543

Iron County

  • Active cases: 18
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 550
  • Total negative tests: 2,500
  • Vaccinations: 1,476

Price County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,164
  • Total negative tests: 5,403
  • Vaccinations: 2,531

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 22
  • Deaths: 16
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,264
  • Total negative tests: 4,872
  • Vaccinations: 1,801

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 25
  • Deaths: 22
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,525
  • Total negative tests: 8,159
  • Vaccinations: 3,693

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 9
  • Total cases: 1,766
  • Total negative tests: 5,749
  • Vaccinations: 2,170

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 13
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,301
  • Total negative tests: 6,346
  • Vaccinations: 3,665

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