Editor's note: Moving forward, the Telegram will provide a weekly update on COVID-19 cases in the region on Wednesdays, rather than a daily update.

An additional 18 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Wednesday, June 9.

Only six of the new infections have been first reported since Monday, June 7.

They were reported as follows: six in Burnett County; five in Rusk County; two in each Douglas and Washburn counties; one in each Ashland, Iron and Sawyer counties. No new cases were reported in Price and Taylor counties, and Bayfield County's confirmed cases was reduced by one.

Statewide, an additional 274 cases were reported since Monday, DHS said, bringing the total to 611,274 in Wednesday's update.

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An additional 28 deaths were recorded statewide Wednesday, bringing the total to 7,189, DHS said. All of the new deaths recorded were first reported prior to May 28. Two additional deaths were recorded for Douglas County, but they were first reported before March 25. Overall, 1% of people who have contracted the virus have died.

The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has remained relatively flat. On Wednesday, the figure was 134. 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 2,959,266 Wednesday, an increase of 3,652 since Monday.

An additional 103 people were recorded as hospitalized because of the virus since Monday, bringing the total to 33,057. Of those, only 13 people have been hospitalized since Monday, DHS data shows. Two additional hospitalizations were recorded in Douglas County, but both occurred prior to June 1.

Wednesday's update also showed that 98% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1%, or 3,537 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reported that 5,291,294 doses of vaccine had been administered by Wednesday. A total of 2,835,578 Wisconsin residents, or 48.7% of the population, have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 2,524,604 people have completed the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Active cases: 11
  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,288
  • Total negative tests: 7,827
  • Vaccinations: 8,378

Bayfield County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,164
  • Total negative tests: 7,508
  • Vaccinations: 9,142

Burnett County

  • Active cases: 32
  • Deaths: 25
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,431
  • Total negative tests: 6,701
  • Vaccinations: 6,804

Douglas County

  • Active cases: 80
  • Deaths: 43
  • Probable deaths: 20
  • Total cases: 4,148
  • Total negative tests: 20,750
  • Vaccinations: 22,293

Iron County

  • Active cases: 2
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 583
  • Total negative tests: 2,781
  • Vaccinations: 3,002

Price County

  • Active cases: 3
  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,240
  • Total negative tests: 6,062
  • Vaccinations: 6,022

Rusk County

  • Active cases: 31
  • Deaths: 17
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,387
  • Total negative tests: 5,549
  • Vaccinations: 4,402

Sawyer County

  • Active cases: 18
  • Deaths: 26
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,746
  • Total negative tests: 9,000
  • Vaccinations: 7,674

Taylor County

  • Active cases: 9
  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 10
  • Total cases: 1,896
  • Total negative tests: 6,397
  • Vaccinations: 5,443

Washburn County

  • Active cases: 10
  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,500
  • Total negative tests: 7,217
  • Vaccinations: 8,283

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