Three deaths related to COVID-19 were reported in the Northland on Thursday: two in Douglas County and one in St. Louis County. The St. Louis County resident was between ages 70 and 74. The death toll is now 293 people in St. Louis County and 32 in Douglas County.

The Northland also saw 127 new positive cases reported Thursday.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 6; 3.7.
  • Carlton — 17; 6.4.
  • Cook — 0; 0.3.
  • Itasca — 11; 12.4.
  • Koochiching — 11; 5.7.
  • Lake — 0; 0.6.
  • St. Louis — 53; 50.7.
  • Ashland — 4; 1.6.
  • Bayfield — 15; 4.7.
  • Douglas — 10; 6.3.

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Throughout the Northland, 1,548 more people received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 166,112 Northlanders have gotten at least one dose of vaccine and 113,484 people are fully vaccinated — about 29% of the total population.

Percentage of people with at least one vaccine dose in each county:

  • Aitkin — 40%.
  • Carlton — 46%.
  • Cook — 62%.
  • Itasca — 36%.
  • Koochiching — 34%.
  • Lake — 43%.
  • St. Louis — 43%.
  • Ashland — 42%.
  • Bayfield — 50%.
  • Douglas — 36%.