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2 COVID-19-related deaths in Itasca County; 1 new case in Carlton County

No new cases were reported in St. Louis County.

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Two people have died from COVID-19-related causes in Itasca County.

Both cases involved men, one was in his 80s and the other was in his 90s, said Itasca County Public Health Division Manager Kelly Chandler in a media call.

"For the privacy of those affected and their families, we are unable to provide more details on these deaths," Chandler said. "On behalf of Itasca County Public Health, we express our condolences to the families of these gentlemen."

The Health Department is reporting that Itasca County has 35 cases of COVID-19 confirmed through lab-based testing, though Chandler said the county's aware of at least five more confirmed cases, which will be reflected on the state's website in the coming days.

One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Carlton County, where the total is now 65. As of Tuesday, no COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in Carlton County.


No new cases were reported Tuesday in St. Louis County, where five people were hospitalized, one in an intensive care unit, according to county officials. Of the 96 people who have tested positive in St. Louis County, 12 have died and 47 cases no longer require isolation.

Statewide, 12,494 people have tested positive and 1,436 of them have been health care workers. Of the total number of people in Minnesota who have tested positive, 8,223 of them no longer need to be isolated.

On Tuesday, 496 people were hospitalized, 199 of them in an intensive care unit.

The Health Department reported 23 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 614.

This story was updated at 3 p.m. May 12 with additional information from Itasca and St. Louis counties. It was originally posted at 11:17 a.m. May 12.

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