The state of Minnesota reported Saturday that another 4,358 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. Prior to Saturday, the most new vaccinations was 4,289 reported Feb. 6. Across the seven counties of Northeastern Minnesota, 21% of the population has now received at least one dose with Cook County leading the way at 41% of people vaccinated.
Of those age 65 and older in the region, more than 53% have received at least one dose.
Wisconsin's Douglas, Bayfield and Ashland counties collectively recorded 712 new vaccinations on Saturday, bringing that region's total now to more than 13,000. Roughly 46% of those people have also received their second dose.
Another 42 Northland residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and one more person has died from the illness and its complications.
The states of Minnesota and Wisconsin each reported 13 deaths on Saturday. A Carlton County resident in their late 80s was the only one of those persons who lived in the 10-county region of the Northland.
Carlton County has now lost 48 lives to COVID-19.
New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:
- Aitkin — 1; 3.1.
- Carlton — 5; 3.
- Cook — 0; 0.
- Itasca — 3; 9.6.
- Koochiching — 0; 0.1.
- Lake — 0; 2.4.
- St. Louis — 29; 20.9.
- Ashland — 0; 0.6.
- Bayfield — 0; 0.3.
- Douglas — 4; 4.
The new cases were among 826 in Minnesota and 689 in Wisconsin.