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Carlton County logged its 40th death from COVID-19

130 more Northland residents test positive.

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One more Northland resident has died from COVID-19 and its complications as of Saturday.

The person was a Carlton County resident in their early 90s, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The county has now lost a total of 40 people to the illness.

Another 130 people in the 10-county region have tested positive for COVID-19, the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin reported Saturday.

They were among 2,489 new cases across Minnesota and 3,046 new cases in Wisconsin.

New cases in Northland counties on Saturday:


  • Aitkin — 3.
  • Carlton — 11.
  • Cook — 0.
  • Itasca — 11.
  • Koochiching — 3.
  • Lake — 8.
  • St. Louis — 57.
  • Ashland — 10.
  • Bayfield — 4.
  • Douglas — 23.

Wisconsin reported 36 more deaths from COVID-19. None of them lived in the three counties in the northwestern part of the state. Forty-three more Minnesotans have died from the illness as of Saturday, including the Carlton County resident.

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