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3 new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County; 1 in Carlton County

A total of four known cases have now been recorded in Lake County.

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The Minnesota Department of Health reported three new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County on Wednesday.

The three new cases were among the 419 new cases reported statewide. As of Wednesday, St. Louis County was reporting no COVID-19 hospitalizations, seven known active cases and 106 recoveries. Overall, 14 people in the county have died of the disease.

The state also reported two new cases in Lake County on Wednesday and one new case Tuesday, putting the total number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to four. The state reported Lake County's first case May 7.

One new case was reported in Carlton County on Wednesday.

The state reported a record high in testing with 19,573 diagnostic tests completed in the last day.


Twelve more Minnesotans have died with COVID-19 and 10 of them were residents of long-term care facilities. None of them lived in Northeastern Minnesota.

As of Wednesday, 181 people in the state were hospitalized in an intensive care unit and another 170 were hospitalized with COVID-19 outside an ICU setting.

Of the 256 new cases and and nine new deaths reported Wednesday in Wisconsin, none of them were recorded in the northwestern part of the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

This story was updated at 2:43 p.m. June 17 with additional information from St. Louis County and Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:27 a.m. June 17.

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