An additional 20 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Wednesday, April 28.

They were reported as follows: four each in Douglas and Sawyer counties; three each in Burnett and Rusk counties; two each in Bayfield and Washburn counties; and one each in Ashland and Taylor counties. There were no new confirmed cases in Iron or Price counties.

Statewide, an additional 688 cases were reported Wednesday, DHS said, bringing the total to 596,552.

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An additional 34 deaths reported statewide Wednesday, bringing the total to 6,807 Wednesday, DHS said. Overall, 1.1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

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The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin increased. On Wednesday, the figure was 612. The seven-day average of positive cases measures the average number of new cases per day over the previous week. An overall increase in the seven-day average of positive cases indicates the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state is also going up, according to DHS.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,838,104 Wednesday, an increase of 4,435.

An additional 79 people have been hospitalized because of the virus since Tuesday, bringing the total to 29,182. Overall, 4.9% of Wisconsinites who contracted the virus have been hospitalized.

Wednesday's report also showed that 97.4% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1.5%, or 8,961 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 4,302,648 doses of vaccine have been administered by Wednesday with 2,473,608 Wisconsin residents, 42.5% of the population, receiving at least one dose of vaccine, and 1,889,058 people completing the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 29
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,235
  • Total negative tests: 7,448
  • Vaccinations: 7,449

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,124
  • Total negative tests: 7,187
  • Vaccinations: 8,279

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 79
  • Deaths: 22
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,344
  • Total negative tests: 6,357
  • Vaccinations: 6,109

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 151
  • Deaths: 34
  • Probable deaths: 17
  • Total cases: 3,968
  • Total negative tests: 19,885
  • Vaccinations: 19,378

Iron County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 574
  • Total negative tests: 2,688
  • Vaccinations: 2,741

Price County

  • Active cases: 19
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,225
  • Total negative tests: 5,819
  • Vaccinations: 5,342

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 19
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,288
  • Total negative tests: 5,265
  • Vaccinations: 3,857

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 48
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,651
  • Total negative tests: 8,618
  • Vaccinations: 6,842

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 8
  • Total cases: 1,856
  • Total negative tests: 6,172
  • Vaccinations: 4,701

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 14
  • Deaths: 18
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,429
  • Total negative tests: 6,866
  • Vaccinations: 7,416

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