The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday that two St. Louis County residents have died due to complications of COVID-19.

The people who died were in their late 70s and early 80s. The report comes on a day when the Department of Health reported 50.4% of St. Louis County residents 16 years and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Carlton and Cook counties have also surpassed 50% of those 16 and older receiving at least one dose. Carlton County is sitting at 56.2% while Cook County is the highest in the Northland at 70.5%.

Northland counties reported a total of 71 new COVID-19 cases Monday. The Minnesota counties reported cases from April 4-5 on Monday due to the Easter holiday. New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 7; 3.4.
  • Carlton — 3; 6.4.
  • Cook — 1; 0.6.
  • Itasca — 11; 13.1.
  • Koochiching — 6; 4.
  • Lake — 0; 1.4.
  • St. Louis — 32; 39.6.
  • Ashland — 0; 1.3.
  • Bayfield — 3; 2.3.
  • Douglas — 8; 4.4.
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Minnesota reported 1,385 new cases and Wisconsin reported 307 on Monday. Minnesota reported 10 deaths total and Wisconsin reported one death.

Percentage of the total population with at least one vaccine dose in each county:

  • Aitkin — 38%.
  • Carlton — 43%.
  • Cook — 57%.
  • Itasca — 35%.
  • Koochiching — 33%.
  • Lake — 41%.
  • St. Louis — 41%.
  • Ashland — 40%.
  • Bayfield — 48%.
  • Douglas — 34%.