An additional 35 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday, April 22.

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

Bayfield County's total number of confirmed cases was reduced by one, which can happen when records are corrected or duplicated records are removed, according to DHS.

Statewide, an additional 732 cases were reported Thursday, DHS said, bringing the total to 592,994.

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An additional four deaths reported statewide Thursday, including one person in Rusk County, bringing the total to 6,725, DHS said. Overall, 1.1% of people who have contracted the virus have died. Ashland County's total number of deaths from COVID-19 was reduced by one.

The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continued its decline despite an increase in new cases from Wednesday. On Thursday, the figure was 641. 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 2,816,234 Thursday, an increase of 5,164.

An additional 53 people have been hospitalized, including one person in Douglas County, because of the virus since Wednesday, bringing the total to 28,817. Overall, 4.9% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Thursday's report also showed that 97.3% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1.5%, or 9,139 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 4,057,602 doses of vaccine have been administered by Thursday with 2,392,870 Wisconsin residents, 41.1% of the population, receiving at least one dose of vaccine, and 1,729,140 people completing the vaccine series.

DHS announced Thursday that it will begin using VaccineFinder to help people more easily locate available vaccine providers who are open to the public. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the VaccineFinder tool in March to help people find COVID-19 vaccine in their area. Next month, the tool will replace the DHS map of COVID-19 vaccine providers that launched in February.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 26
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,227
  • Total negative tests: 7,386
  • Vaccinations: 7,279

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 10
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,119
  • Total negative tests: 7,132
  • Vaccinations: 8,107

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 84
  • Deaths: 22
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,332
  • Total negative tests: 6,297
  • Vaccinations: 5,899

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 158
  • Deaths: 33
  • Probable deaths: 17
  • Total cases: 3,940
  • Total negative tests: 19,746
  • Vaccinations: 18,670

Iron County

  • Active cases: 0
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 571
  • Total negative tests: 2,672
  • Vaccinations: 2,692

Price County

  • Active cases: 18
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,218
  • Total negative tests: 5,757
  • Vaccinations: 5,220

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 13
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,282
  • Total negative tests: 5,228
  • Vaccinations: 3,779

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 29
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,617
  • Total negative tests: 8,536
  • Vaccinations: 6,761

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 1,851
  • Total negative tests: 6,105
  • Vaccinations: 4,526

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 31
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,421
  • Total negative tests: 6,768
  • Vaccinations: 7,281

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