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All Northeast Minnesota counties report at least 1 new COVID-19 case

One death reported in Koochiching County was reported Tuesday.

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The state of Minnesota has recorded another COVID-19-related death in the Northland.

The individual was in their 80s and resided in Koochiching County, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

On Tuesday, the health department reported six more COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County. As of Tuesday, there were a total of 55 active cases in the county, according to St. Louis County. Four people were hospitalized in the county with COVID-19, with one patient in an intensive care unit.

Four more cases were recorded in Itasca County.

Three new cases were recorded in Koochiching County, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed cases to 46. About 60% of those cases have been recorded in July.


The second lab-confirmed case was recorded in Cook County. The state reported the county's first case over a month ago on June 13.

One case each was reported Tuesday in Lake, Carlton and Aitkin counties.

The new cases were among 352 reported statewide. A total of three more Minnesotans diagnosed with COVID-19 have died.

A change in the health department's data management over the weekend affected the process of assigning news cases to specific dates July 20 and 21. Between Monday and Tuesday, the state recorded a daily average of 636 new cases.

Statewide, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in an intensive care unit continues to stay in the low 100s. That number spiked in late May and early June to the mid-200s.

In the last day, the number of ICU patients dropped by three to 112. Those hospitalized outside of that setting rose by 22 to 154.

Of the 47,457 Minnesotans who have tested positive over the last few months, 1,548 have died and 41,511 no longer need to be isolated.

The Wisconsin Department of Health reported an all-time high of 1,117 new cases Tuesday, marking the first time the state has seen more than 1,000 new cases in a single day. None of those cases were recorded in Douglas, Bayfield or Ashland counties.


Another 13 Wisconsin residents confirmed to have had COVID-19 have died.

This story was updated at 3:48 p.m. July 21 with additional information from St. Louis County and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at noon July 21.

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