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26 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northland

Numbers as of Thursday, July 23.

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St. Louis and Itasca counties are each recording six new cases of COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The state of Minnesota has reported 25 lab-confirmed cases in St. Louis County and 15 in Itasca County since Sunday.

On Thursday, St. Louis County reported three hospitalizations in the county, none of which were in an intensive care unit. The county is reporting a total of 53 cases currently requiring self-isolation.

Three new cases were reported in Carlton County and one new case was recorded in Koochiching County.

Two new cases were reported in Aitkin County, where there's been a total of 24 confirmed cases since the health department reported the first case there in early May.


The new cases were among 763 reported statewide. Another 16,676 diagnostic tests have been completed in the last day, putting the positive test rate at 4.58%.

Nine more Minnesotans have died. None of them were Northland residents.

Statewide, the number of patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit has dropped by 12 in the last day to 107. The number of people hospitalized outside that setting has increased by 21 to 175, the highest that number has been since June 26.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported five new cases in Douglas County on Thursday, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases this week there to eight.

Two more cases were recorded in Ashland County and one more case was recorded in Bayfield County.

Statewide, Wisconsin reported a total of 1,052 new cases Thursday and the completion of another 15,264 diagnostic tests, putting the positivity rate at 6.89%.

The state of Wisconsin reported 13 more deaths. None of them were residents of Douglas, Bayfield or Ashland counties.

This story was updated at 4:11 p.m. July 23 with additional information from Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 12:19 p.m. July 23.


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