Seven more Northland residents have died from COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Five of those people lived in St. Louis County and ranged between ages 65 and 99. The county's COVID-19 dashboard reported that two lived in private residences, two lived in a long-term care or assisted living facility and one lived in a group home. The county has now lost 126 lives to COVID-19.

Carlton County recorded its 18th death. The person was in their late 80s. Ashland County had its 10th death from the illness.

St. Louis County reported that 220 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, putting the county's seven-day average at about 232 new cases a day.

The 60-64 age group had the largest number of new cases with 15 more diagnoses in the last day, according to St. Louis County's dashboard. That's followed by the 85-89 age group, which had 13 of the new cases. The 25-29 age group logged 11 new cases and the 30-34 group had 10 new cases. Every other age group had fewer than 10 new cases.

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New cases and seven-day averages in other counties:

  • Aitkin — 12; 13.
  • Carlton — 45; 50.
  • Cook — 3; 3.
  • Itasca — 43; 32.
  • Koochiching — 6; 9.
  • Lake — 6; 9.
  • Ashland — 26; 18.
  • Bayfield — 19; 12.
  • Douglas — 35; 43.

Minnesota reported a total of 61 more lives lost and 5,371 new cases Friday. Wisconsin reported 63 deaths and 4,847 new cases.