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36 more people with COVID-19 in Northeastern Minnesota as of Saturday

26 of those people reside in St. Louis County.

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The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Saturday that 36 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the northeastern part of the state.

Twenty-six of those people live in St. Louis County, which has recorded 123 more lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 this week. The most cases the county has recorded in a seven-day period between a Sunday and Saturday was 134 from Aug. 9-15.

Six more people in Carlton County have tested positive for COVID-19. The county has recorded a total of 22 cases this week.

Aitkin County has recorded three more cases, bringing the week's total to 10. Another person in Koochiching County has been diagnosed, putting the total at four new cases there since Sunday.

The new cases were among 924 reported statewide. Another 18,710 diagnostic tests have been completed in Minnesota.


Four more Minnesotans have died from COVID-19. None of them resided in the Northland.

Those in the 20-24 age group make up the largest group of Minnesotans who have tested positive at 13.44% of all lab-confirmed cases. The next biggest group is 25- to 29-year-olds at 10.01%. As the categories increase in age, the number of cases in each group consistently declines.

Those between the ages of 15-19 years old have had the third most COVID-19 cases at 9.08% of all diagnoses.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported that 10 more people in Douglas County have COVID-19, putting the week's total at 31 cases.

Two more people in Bayfield County tested positive for a total of eight new cases since Sunday, Aug. 30.

Statewide, Wisconsin reported that 946 more people have COVID-19. Another 8,021 people have been tested.

Fifteen more Wisconsin residents have lost their lives to COVID-19. None were residents of the Northland.

This story was updated at 2:10 p.m. Sept. 5 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 12:42 p.m. Sept. 5.


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