146 more people test positive for COVID-19 in the Northland

The region logged no new deaths on Saturday.

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Minnesota and Wisconsin health officials reported that another 146 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Northland.

The region recorded no new deaths from the illness on Saturday.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 3; 2.7.
  • Carlton — 12; 10.3.
  • Cook — 1; 0.1.
  • Itasca — 25; 19.9.
  • Koochiching — 4; 3.7.
  • Lake — 2; 0.9.
  • St. Louis — 83; 56.3.
  • Ashland — 2; 0.9.
  • Bayfield — 1; 0.3.
  • Douglas — 13; 9.3.

Another 640 Northeastern Minnesota residents have received their first dose of the vaccine. Nearly 56% of people age 16 and older in the seven-county region have at least one dose. For the entire region's population, including those under age 16, that number is nearly 51%.


Wisconsin's Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas counties collectively logged 960 new vaccinations on Saturday. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services did not report new data on Friday.

Now 44% of the region's entire population has at least one dose.

Percentage of people with at least one vaccine dose in each county:

  • Aitkin — 43%.
  • Carlton — 49%.
  • Cook — 66%.
  • Itasca — 39%.
  • Koochiching — 39%.
  • Lake — 48%.
  • St. Louis — 47%.
  • Ashland — 45%.
  • Bayfield — 53%.
  • Douglas — 41%.
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