An additional 27 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19 since June 8 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Wednesday, June 16.

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

Statewide, an additional 570 cases were reported over the last week, DHS said Wednesday, bringing the total to 611,844.

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An additional 41 deaths were reported statewide since June 8, bringing the total to 7,230 Wednesday, DHS said. Overall, 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 continued to decline over the last week. On Wednesday, the figure was 1.1%. 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 2,965,781 Wednesday, an increase of 6,515 since June 8.

An additional 50 people have been hospitalized because of the virus, bringing the total to 33,312.

Wednesday's update also showed that 98% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. That means 1%, or 2,838 cases, are currently active.

DHS also reports that 5,395,172 doses of vaccine have been administered. A total of 2,866,668 Wisconsin residents, or 49.2% of the population, have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 2,598,220 people have completed the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Deaths: 15
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,289
  • Total negative tests: 7,770
  • Vaccinations: 8,474

Bayfield County

  • Deaths: 20
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,166
  • Total negative tests: 7,525
  • Vaccinations: 9,207

Burnett County

  • Deaths: 25
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,434
  • Total negative tests: 6,736
  • Vaccinations: 6,890

Douglas County

  • Deaths: 43
  • Probable deaths: 20
  • Total cases: 4,156
  • Total negative tests: 20,795
  • Vaccinations: 22,496

Iron County

  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 19
  • Total cases: 584
  • Total negative tests: 2,791
  • Vaccinations: 3,019

Price County

  • Deaths: 7
  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Total cases: 1,240
  • Total negative tests: 6,092
  • Vaccinations: 6,082

Rusk County

  • Deaths: 19
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Total cases: 1,391
  • Total negative tests: 5,557
  • Vaccinations: 4,469

Sawyer County

  • Deaths: 26
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,749
  • Total negative tests: 9,033
  • Vaccinations: 7,722

Taylor County

  • Deaths: 24
  • Probable deaths: 11
  • Total cases: 1,898
  • Total negative tests: 6,419
  • Vaccinations: 5,484

Washburn County

  • Deaths: 21
  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Total cases: 1,504
  • Total negative tests: 7,247
  • Vaccinations: 8,331

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