Four more Northeastern Minnesota residents have died from COVID-19.
Two lived in Aitkin County. They were both between ages 85 and 89, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The county has now recorded 13 deaths from the illness.
Carlton and St. Louis counties each recorded one death, their eighth and 85th, respectively. The Carlton County resident was between ages 70 and 74. The St. Louis County resident was over 100 years old and resided in a long-term care or assisted living facility, according the county's COVID-19 dashboard.
Minnesota reported a total of 67 deaths Wednesday — its highest single-day count — and Wisconsin reported 52. None of the Wisconsin deaths were in Douglas, Bayfield or Ashland counties.
St. Louis County recorded 185 more people who have tested positive.
The 25-29 age group racked up the most new cases with 19, according to the county's dashboard. That's followed by the 50-54 and 60-64 age groups, each with 17 of the new cases. The 55-59 age group recorded 16 new cases, while the 20-24 and 35-39 groups tallied 15 new cases each.
The county's seven-day average of new cases is about 165 new cases a day. That figure was calculated using the total number of cases that the state reported in the county Thursday, Nov. 12, and Wednesday, Nov. 18.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 99 St. Louis County residents were hospitalized and 28 of them were in an intensive care unit, according to the county. This number could include residents hospitalized outside the county.
Twenty-eight more Carlton County residents have tested positive and the seven-day average is about 34 new cases a day.
New cases and seven-day average in other counties:
- Aitkin — 12; 21.7.
- Cook — 2; 1.4.
- Itasca —35; 38.1.
- Koochiching — 10; 7.9.
- Lake — 9; 9.
- Ashland —12; 11.6.
- Bayfield — 9; 15.
- Douglas — 16; 35.
Wisconsin reported 7,989 more people who have tested positive and Minnesota reported 5,102.