The Wisconsin Department of Health Services changed the way it's reporting its data to provide a more accurate picture of the pandemic.

Instead of reporting new data on the day it is uncovered, DHS is now recording that information on the day it was first reported. That allows DHS to show what is currently happening in the pandemic.

An additional three Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Thursday, June 3.

One case was reported in Burnett, Douglas and Rusk counties. No new cases were reported in Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, Price, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties.

Statewide, an additional 165 cases were reported Thursday, DHS said, bringing the total to 610,565.

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An additional 19 deaths recorded statewide Thursday, bringing the total to 7,129, DHS said. The seven-day average of new deaths is five but only four deaths have been reported since Sunday, May 30, the last time a new death was reported statewide.

One more person in Douglas County who probably died of COVID-19 was recorded Thursday, but the death was first reported Jan. 18.

The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continued a downward trend. On Thursday, the figure was 149. 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 2,948,845 Thursday, an increase of 260.

An additional 56 people have been recorded as hospitalized because of the virus, bringing the total to 32,794. However, only five of those hospitalizations, including one person in Douglas County, occurred since Tuesday, June 1, DHS reported Thursday.

Thursday's update also showed that 98% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1%, or 4,186 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 5,193,643 doses of vaccine have been administered by Thursday with 2,798,226 Wisconsin residents, 48.1% of the population, receiving at least one dose of vaccine, and 2,462,345 people completing the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 12
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,287
  • Total negative tests: 7,877
  • Vaccinations: 8,322

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 8
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,162
  • Total negative tests: 7,473
  • Vaccinations: 9,108

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 35
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,425
  • Total negative tests: 6,648
  • Vaccinations: 6,699

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 92
  • Deaths: 41
  • Probable deaths: 20
  • Total cases: 4,140
  • Total negative tests: 20,685
  • Vaccinations: 22,030

Iron County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 582
  • Total negative tests: 2,770
  • Vaccinations: 2,980

Price County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,240
  • Total negative tests: 6,039
  • Vaccinations: 5,986

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 30
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,379
  • Total negative tests: 5,525
  • Vaccinations: 4,357

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 20
  • Deaths: 26
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,739
  • Total negative tests: 8,963
  • Vaccinations: 7,614

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 1,893
  • Total negative tests: 6,378
  • Vaccinations: 5,418

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 7
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases:
  • Total negative tests:
  • Vaccinations: 8,215

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