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Carlton County resident dies of COVID-19

Carlton County also surpassed 3,000 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic while having its single highest increase in vaccinations.

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Another 37 Northland residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and one more person has died from the illness and its complications.

The Carlton County resident was in their late 80s. Carlton County has now lost 49 lives to COVID-19. The death was among eight new deaths reported statewide by the Minnesota Department of Health. Wisconsin reported no new deaths on Sunday.

Carlton County also passed 3,000 total COVID-19 diagnoses since the start of the pandemic.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 1; 2.7.
  • Carlton — 5; 3.
  • Cook — 0; 0.
  • Itasca — 3; 7.7.
  • Koochiching — 0; 0.1.
  • Lake — 0; 2.4.
  • St. Louis — 29; 23.
  • Ashland — 0; 0.6.
  • Bayfield — 0; 0.3.
  • Douglas — 4; 3.7.

The new cases were among 813 in Minnesota and 464 in Wisconsin.

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The state of Minnesota reported Sunday that another 5,287 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Northeastern Minnesota residents.

That's the most new vaccinations the region has logged in a single day, since the previous day's record of 4,358. Prior to Saturday, the most new vaccinations was 4,289 reported Feb. 6.

Across the seven counties of Northeastern Minnesota, 21.7% of the population has now received at least one dose.

Of those age 65 and older in the region, more than 56% have received at least one dose.

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