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COVID-19 cases continue to fall in Wisconsin

An average of four people die each day across the state from complications of the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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New cases of COVID-19 continued to decline over the last two weeks, but the number of deaths resulting from the disease remained relatively stable, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported Wednesday, Sept. 14.

An average of four people per day died of complications of COVID-19 over the last seven days, DHS reported.

The seven-day average of new cases in Wisconsin was 1,097 on Wednesday, down from from 1,271 on Aug. 31. The figure measures the average number of new cases per day over the previous week. A decrease indicates the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state is going down, according to DHS.

Hospitalizations as a result of COVID-19 totaled 69,186, an increase of 504 patients since Aug. 31. Patients admitted to intensive care units increased by nine since Aug. 17 for a total of 3,804 patients treated in ICUs since the start of the pandemic.

It's unknown whether 795,713 people with confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 were ever hospitalized.


An additional 70 people died from complications related to COVID-19 statewide since Aug. 31, the data showed, bringing the total to 13,419 Wednesday. Among those who died were one person each in Ashland and Iron counties.

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Statewide, an additional 14,314 new cases were reported since Aug. 31. The total number of cases across the state was 1,627,905 Wednesday.

Closer to home, an additional 339 people in Northwestern Wisconsin tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 31, DHS said.

They were reported as follows: 73 in Douglas County; 44 in Price County; 39 in Rusk County; 36 in Burnett County; 34 in Sawyer County; 33 in Taylor County; 25 in Ashland County; 23 in Washburn County; 18 in Bayfield County; and 14 in Iron County.

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

Ashland County

  • Total cases: 2,892
  • Hospitalized: 120
  • Deaths: 32
  • Probable deaths: 9

Bayfield County

  • Total cases: 2,843
  • Hospitalized: 172
  • Deaths: 30
  • Probable deaths: 12

Burnett County

  • Total cases: 4,121
  • Hospitalized: 248
  • Deaths: 44
  • Probable deaths: 1
  • Vaccinated: 543%

Douglas County

  • Total cases: 9,411
  • Hospitalized: 323
  • Deaths: 59
  • Probable deaths: 24

Iron County

  • Total cases: 1,367
  • Hospitalized: 87
  • Deaths: 27
  • Probable deaths: 22

Price County

  • Total cases: 6,494
  • Hospitalized: 270
  • Deaths: 32
  • Probable deaths: 3

Rusk County

  • Total cases: 3,679
  • Hospitalized: 211
  • Deaths: 59
  • Probable deaths: 0

Sawyer County

  • Total cases: 4,679
  • Hospitalized: 231
  • Deaths: 56
  • Probable deaths: 7

Taylor County

  • Total cases: 4,770
  • Hospitalized: 289
  • Deaths: 57
  • Probable deaths: 16

Washburn County

  • Total cases: 4,256
  • Hospitalized: 250
  • Deaths: 43
  • Probable deaths: 4

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

Shelley Nelson is a reporter with the Duluth Media Group since 1997, and has covered Superior and Douglas County communities and government for the Duluth News Tribune from 1999 to 2006, and the Superior Telegram since 2006. Contact her at 715-395-5022 or snelson@superiortelegram.com.
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