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Carlton, Ashland counties each have 1 new COVID-19 case

Numbers as of Monday, June 8.

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One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Carlton County, bringing the number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 78 on Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

In Wisconsin, Ashland County had one more confirmed case, bringing its total to three.

No new cases were reported in any other Northland county by the health department. However, Itasca County said in a news release that its number of laboratory confirmed cases has risen to "more than 60," a number that would be reflected in the health department's report in the coming days. As of Tuesday, the health department's database showed 54 cases in Itasca County. A woman in her 80s died over the weekend, the release said.

As of late Friday, 41 of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Carlton County were among inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Moose Lake, where another 31 were presumed to have contracted the virus. Of those, 67 inmates were no longer requiring isolation.

Statewide, the Health Department reported 338 new cases and the completion of 10,023 more diagnostic tests. There have now been 28,224 confirmed cases in the state.


As of Monday, 452 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, and 198 of them were in an intensive care unit.

The Health Department reported 11 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 1,197. Of those fatalities, 955 of them were residents of long-term care facilities.

This story was updated at 6:26 p.m. with information from Itasca County and at 4:58 p.m. June 8 with information on a new Ashland County case. It was originally posted at 11:19 a.m. June 8.

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Tom Olsen has covered crime and courts for the Duluth News Tribune since 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth and a lifelong resident of the city. Readers can contact Olsen at 218-723-5333 or tolsen@duluthnews.com.
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