17 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northland on Wednesday
Numbers as of Wednesday, July 22.
St. Louis and Itasca counties are each recording another five cases of COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
On Wednesday, St. Louis County reported 56 active cases in the county and four hospitalizations. None of those patients were in an intensive care unit.
Of the 12,233 additional diagnostic tests that have been completed in the last day, the state of Minnesota is reporting that 4.14% detected the presence of the coronavirus for a total of 507 new cases Wednesday.
Two more cases were reported in Koochiching County, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 48. Not all of those cases are still active. At least one new case has been recorded every day since July 13 in Koochiching County. The county's population is 12,229, according to the 2019 U.S. Census estimate.
Carlton and Aitkin counties each have one new case.
The health department is reporting four more deaths in Minnesota. None of them were recorded in the Northland.
Statewide, the number of patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit rose by seven in the last day to 119. The number of people hospitalized outside that setting has remained at 154.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported two new cases in Douglas County on Wednesday, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to three since Sunday. Another case was reported in Bayfield County, the first this week.
Those cases were among a total of 712 new cases reported statewide. Of the 14,780 newly completed diagnostic tests, 4.82% of them confirmed a case of COVID-19.
The state of Wisconsin reported the death of six more residents.
This story was updated at 2:24 p.m. July 22 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and St. Louis County. It was originally posted at 11:55 a.m. July 22.
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