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19 new COVID-19 cases in the Northland; 1 death in Koochiching County

Numbers as of Thursday, July 16.

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A Koochiching County resident in their 80s who had COVID-19 has died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

That's the second COVID-19-related death in the county since the first was reported June 28. The state also reported Thursday that three more people have tested positive in Koochiching County.

Six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Itasca County, according to the health department. That brings the total number of lab-confirmed cases reported since Sunday up to 17.

The state of Minnesota reported five new cases in St. Louis County, bringing the total of new cases this week so far to 31.

As of Thursday, St. Louis County was reporting seven COVID-19-related hospitalizations with one person in an intensive care unit. Currently, there are 32 active cases in the county requiring self-isolation.


Those ages 20-29 make up 30% of all cases recorded in St. Louis County over the last few months. Just a couple months ago, that age group made up closer to 20% of the county's cases. Statewide, that age group encompasses 22% of cases.

The 60-69 age group is reporting the second-highest percentage of cases in the county with 13%.

Two new cases were also recorded in Lake County and one new case was recorded in Aitkin County.

Statewide, the health department reported 611 new cases and eight more deaths.

The number of patients in the state hospitalized with COVID-19 in an intensive care unit dropped by three to 106 in the last day. The number of people hospitalized outside that setting dropped by two to 146.

The Wisconsin Department of Health reported two new cases in Douglas County on Thursday. No new cases were recorded in Ashland nor Bayfield counties.

Statewide, Wisconsin reported 900 new cases and four new deaths.

This story was updated at 3:04 p.m. July 16 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and St. Louis County. It was originally posted at 12:35 p.m. July 16.


St. Louis county daily cases and 7-day rolling average

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