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24 more people with COVID-19 across the Northland

Seven of those residents live in St. Louis County.

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Twenty-four more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 between Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported Tuesday that 18 more people from the northeastern part of the state have tested positive.

Seven of those people live in St. Louis County.

The new cases were among only 387 reported statewide Tuesday. The state also reported the completion of 7,357 more diagnostic tests.

St. Louis County updated its COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday for the first time since Thursday, Sept. 3. Since then, 121 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the county during that five-day period. Seventy-nine of those people live in the Duluth area; 11 in the Ely area; 10 in the Virginia area; five in the Hibbing area; four in the Orr area; and three in the Proctor area.


The county is reporting 192 known cases of COVID-19 that currently require isolation. That's an increase of 41 people since the last update on Thursday.

The median age of people in the county who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 sometime over the last several months has dropped by two years to 32.

On Tuesday, the county was reporting that one patient with COVID-19 in the county was hospitalized in an intensive care unit. No other hospitalizations were reported.

The state reported that there are five more people with COVID-19 in Aitkin and Itasca counties each.

One more person tested positive in Lake County.

Two more Minnesota residents have died from COVID-19. They resided in Hennepin and Ramsey counties, the state reported. One was in their 40s and one was in their 70s.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported four more Douglas County residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Another two people have been diagnosed in Bayfield County, bringing the county's total to five so far this week.


The new cases were among 717 new diagnoses reported Tuesday. Another 4,083 diagnostic tests have been conducted, putting the positive rate at 17.6%.

Wisconsin reported no new deaths on Tuesday.

This story was updated at 2:11 p.m. Sept. 8 with additional information from Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:37 a.m. Sept. 8.

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