An additional 28 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Tuesday, April 27.

They were reported as follows: 10 in Sawyer County; eight in Douglas County; four in Burnett County; and two each in Ashland, Iron and Price counties. No new cases were reported in Rusk, Taylor and Washburn counties.

Bayfield County's case total was reduced by two Tuesday, which occurs when records are corrected or duplicates are eliminated, according to DHS.

Statewide, an additional 815 cases were reported Tuesday, DHS said, bringing the total to 595,864.

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An additional 17 deaths, including one in Douglas County, was reported statewide Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,773, 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 remained steady. 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 2,833,669 Tuesday, an increase of 2,617.

An additional 100 people have been hospitalized because of the virus since Tuesday, bringing the total to 29,103. Overall, 4.9% 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 8,852 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 4,258,516 doses of vaccine have been administered by Tuesday with 2,450,545 Wisconsin residents, 42.3% of the population, receiving at least one dose of vaccine, and 1,855,145 people completing the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 30
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,234
  • Total negative tests: 7,446
  • Vaccinations: 7,439

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 13
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,122
  • Total negative tests: 7,182
  • Vaccinations: 8,254

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 82
  • Deaths: 22
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,341
  • Total negative tests: 6,349
  • Vaccinations: 6,039

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 151
  • Deaths: 34
  • Probable deaths: 17
  • Total cases: 3,964
  • Total negative tests: 19,879
  • Vaccinations: 19,025

Iron County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 574
  • Total negative tests: 2,685
  • Vaccinations: 2,736

Price County

  • Active cases: 20
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,225
  • Total negative tests: 5,809
  • Vaccinations: 5,332

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 17
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,285
  • Total negative tests: 5,263
  • Vaccinations: 3,831

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 49
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,647
  • Total negative tests: 8,610
  • Vaccinations: 6,811

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 1,855
  • Total negative tests: 6,152
  • Vaccinations: 4,688

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 16
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,427
  • Total negative tests: 6,852
  • Vaccinations: 7,393

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