Three more St. Louis County residents have died from COVID-19 and 101 more Northland residents have tested positive, according to the Minnesota and Wisconsin updates on Friday.
Two of the St. Louis County residents who died were between ages 85 and 89. The other was between ages 75 and 79. As of Friday, the county has recorded 46 deaths from COVID-19.
Forty-two of the new COVID-19 cases involved St. Louis County residents. So far this week, the county has recorded more than 200 diagnosed residents. Of the 1,840 St. Louis County residents who have tested positive since the start of the pandemic, the county estimated on Friday that 394 of them were requiring isolation.
Aitkin, Lake and Itasca counties all recorded their highest number of new cases in a single day on Friday. Eighteen more Itasca County residents have been diagnosed, as well as seven in Aitkin County, six in Lake County and five in Carlton County.
Statewide, Minnesota reported 1,184 more people with COVID-19 and the completion of 32,077 more diagnostic tests, putting the state's latest testing positivity rate at 3.69%.
Ten more Minnesota residents have died from the illness, including the three St. Louis County residents.
In Wisconsin, nine Douglas County residents have recently tested positive. Ashland County is recording seven more diagnoses and Bayfield County is recording one.
Across the state, Wisconsin reported that there are 2,745 more people with COVID-19. The state reported the completion of another 13,595 diagnostic tests, putting the testing positivity rate at 20.19%.
Five more Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19. None of them lived in the Northland.
Wisconsin has now recorded a total of 127,906 diagnoses since the pandemic began and Minnesota has recorded 101,366.
This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 2 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:25 a.m. Oct. 2.