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6 new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County; outbreak reported at Meadowlands assisted living facility

One new case in Carlton, Douglas counties and three new cases in Itasca County were reported Thursday.

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The Minnesota Department of Health reported six more COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County on Thursday, bringing the total number of new cases since Sunday to 29.

Another assisted-living facility in the county has been added to the health department's list of congregate care facilities, with at least one case affiliated with the facility. The Hummingbird in Meadowlands is the first facility in St. Louis County outside Duluth with a reported outbreak.

One new case was recorded in Carlton County, the second this week. Three more cases were reported in Itasca County for a total of four so far this week.

Statewide, 589 cases were reported and five more deaths, none of which were recorded in the Northland.

In the last day, another 12,535 diagnostic tests were completed in the state.


The number of Minnesotans in an intensive care unit dropped by six to 116. The last time the number was that low was April 26, when it was 115. The number of Minnesotans hospitalized outside an ICU setting dropped by eight to 135.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported one new case in Douglas County on Thursday. The new case was among 754 new cases, the most reported in a single day. Statewide, two more deaths have been recorded. Neither of them were in Douglas, Bayfield or Ashland counties.

This story was updated at 6:30 p.m. July 9 with additional information from Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:54 a.m. July 9.

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