An additional 27 Northwestern Wisconsin residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the last two weeks, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Wednesday, July 14.

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

Statewide, an additional 1,423 cases were reported over the last two weeks, DHS said, bringing the total to 614,224 Wednesday.

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An additional 57 deaths were recorded statewide since June 30, bringing the total to 7,365 Wednesday, DHS said. Only eight of those deaths, including two people in Rusk County, were reported for the first time in the last two weeks, and 49 were first reported before May 31, DHS data showed.

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The seven-day average of positive COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin is trending upward. On Wednesday, the figure was 139. 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 going up, according to DHS.

The number of negative tests in the state was 2,999,536 Wednesday, an increase of 13,721 since June 30.

An additional 428 people were recorded as hospitalized because of the virus, bringing the total to 34,280. Only 76 of those hospitalizations were reported for the first time since June 30, according to DHS data. The seven-day rolling average Wednesday was 86 people hospitalized with 29 being treated in intensive care.

Wednesday's update also showed that 98% of the people who have tested positive for the virus have recovered. Less than 1%, or 2,621 cases, are currently active statewide.

DHS also reports that 5,694,203 doses of vaccine have been administered by Wednesday. A total of 2,961,376 Wisconsin residents, 50.9% of the population, have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 2,802,928 people have completed the vaccine series.

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

Ashland County

  • Total cases: 1,291
  • Total negative tests: 7,393
  • Deaths: 15

  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Vaccinations: 8,728

Bayfield County

  • Total cases: 1,171

  • Total negative tests: 7,769
  • Deaths: 20

  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Vaccinations: 9,407

Burnett County

  • Total cases: 1,443

  • Total negative tests: 6,881
  • Deaths: 26

  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Vaccinations: 7,142

Douglas County

  • Total cases: 4,167

  • Total negative tests: 21,112
  • Deaths: 44

  • Probable deaths: 22
  • Vaccinations: 23,222

Iron County

  • Total cases: 590

  • Total negative tests: 2,828
  • Deaths: 21

  • Probable deaths: 20
  • Vaccinations: 3,107

Price County

  • Total cases: 1,244

  • Total negative tests: 6,212
  • Deaths: 7

  • Probable deaths: 0
  • Vaccinations: 6,231

Rusk County

  • Total cases: 1,404

  • Total negative tests: 5,641
  • Deaths: 24

  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Vaccinations: 4,623

Sawyer County

  • Total cases: 1,758

  • Total negative tests: 9,176
  • Deaths: 27

  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Vaccinations: 7,920

Taylor County

  • Total cases: 1,902

  • Total negative tests: 6,536
  • Deaths: 26

  • Probable deaths: 12
  • Vaccinations: 5,593

Washburn County

  • Total cases: 1,508

  • Total negative tests: 7,290
  • Deaths: 22

  • Probable deaths: 2
  • Vaccinations: 8,514

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