2 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County; no new cases in Carlton County
Numbers as of Tuesday, May 6.
Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Louis County, bringing the total number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 81 on Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Of the 81 people who have tested positive, 45 of them no longer need to be in isolation, according to St. Louis County. As of Tuesday, seven people in the county were hospitalized, with two of them in an intensive care unit. Hospitalized cases have ranged between ages 51 and 92, with an average age of 80.
Slightly more than half of the confirmed COVID-19 cases have been traced to likely exposure through a congregate care facility.
No new cases were reported in Carlton County.
The Health Department added one new case of COVID-19 in Itasca County to its situation update Tuesday, bringing the total to 13. Meanwhile, Itasca County reported in a news release Monday that there were 22 laboratory-confirmed cases with several still pending. It can take a few days for those numbers to be reflected on the Health Department's website as the state works on collecting all the necessary data.
The Emeralds at Grand Rapids, a senior living facility that operates under Monarch Healthcare, has been identified as a congregate care facility with an outbreak, meaning at least one person connected to the facility has tested positive.
Statewide, 7,851 people have tested positive and 4,614 of them no longer need to be isolated. On Tuesday, 434 people were hospitalized and 182 of them were in an intensive care unit.
The Health Department reported 27 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 455.
This story was updated at 12:40 p.m. May 5 with additional information from St. Louis County. It was originally posted at 11:25 a.m. May 5.
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