A second person has died from COVID-19 in Ashland County. The individual was at least 65 years old, according to Ashland County Public Health.
The state of Wisconsin reported the first death in Ashland County on Aug. 5. On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported a total of eight more deaths from COVID-19.
Another three people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ashland County.
Also in Wisconsin, six more have tested positive in Douglas County and two more people have in Bayfield County. Those cases were among 1,408 reported statewide Wednesday.
Thirty more residents of St. Louis County have tested positive for COVID-19. So far this week the county has recorded 85 more diagnoses. Since the pandemic began, 1,202 people have tested positive. As of Wednesday, the county is estimating that 195 of those people are currently requiring isolation.
Also on Wednesday, the St. Louis County reported that seven patients were hospitalized in the county with COVID-19 and one of them was in an intensive care unit. A total of 21 in St. Louis County have been hospitalized in an ICU unit at some point for COVID-19.
The county is no longer reporting daily the number of COVID-19 diagnoses recorded in postal cities with 10 or more cases. Instead, St. Louis County will provide the number of cases in each zip code every Thursday.
Itasca County recorded five more people with COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the county's total number of new cases to 21 so far this week.
Carlton and Aitkin counties are each reporting two more people with COVID-19 while Lake County is recording one.
Cook County has not recorded a new case since Aug. 14.
The state of Minnesota reported seven more deaths from COVID-19. None of those residents lived in the northeastern part of the state.
Statewide, 513 more people have tested positive bringing the state's count to 85,813. Of those people, 79,583 no longer need to be isolated. The state reported receiving 9,906 more diagnostic test results.
This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:58 a.m. Sept. 16.