5 more Northeastern Minnesota residents die of COVID-19
400 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Northeastern Minnesota.
Five more residents of Northeastern Minnesota have died from COVID-19.
Three of the deaths were St. Louis County residents, bringing its total number of deaths to 97. The residents were between the ages of 75-79, 85-89 and 90-94, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
One more Aitkin County resident died, putting the county's total at 22. The resident was between the ages of 80-84. An Itasca County resident between the ages of 74-79 also died, bringing the county total up to 23.
Statewide, Minnesota reported 40 new deaths on Sunday. Wisconsin reported no new deaths statewide and locally, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Carlton County met its previous record high of new cases diagnosed in one day at 76. The previous record high day was recorded on Nov. 12. Over the last seven days the county has averaged about 50 new cases a day.
Douglas County recorded 90 new cases, breaking the previous record of 83 new cases set Friday, and has logged an average of 60 new cases a day in the last seven days.
New cases and seven-day averages in other counties:
- Aitkin — 30; 22.
- Cook — 3; 2.
- Itasca — 50; 46.
- Koochiching — 12; 9.
- Lake — 20; 16.
- St. Louis — 209; 229.
Ashland — 18; 11.
Bayfield — 9; 13.
Minnesota reported 7,219 more people have recently tested positive for the virus statewide. In Wisconsin, another 3,507 people were confirmed positive statewide.
This story was updated at 2:40 p.m. Nov. 22 with information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 12:31 p.m. and previously updated at 12:40 p.m. with case information about Cook County.