Minnesota health officials reported on Tuesday that 63 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the northeastern part of the state.

The state reported five more deaths from the illness. None of those people lived in Northeastern Minnesota.

Wisconsin's Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas counties logged an additional 22 cases for the Northland. Most of those cases are in Douglas County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported eight new deaths from COVID-19 in the state. One of those people lived in Douglas County. The county has now lost 33 people to the illness.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

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  • Aitkin — 5; 2.6.
  • Carlton — 1; 8.9.
  • Cook — 0; 0.3.
  • Itasca — 19; 22.6.
  • Koochiching — 1; 2.4.
  • Lake — 0; 0.9.
  • St. Louis — 37; 49.6.
  • Ashland — 2; 1.
  • Bayfield — 1; 0.7.
  • Douglas — 19; 9.1.

Fifty people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Northeastern Minnesota on Monday, according to state data. Fourteen of those people were in an intensive care unit.

Another 142 people in the seven-county region have had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of just the people age 16 and older in the region, 57% have had at least one dose of a vaccine.

The Northwestern counties of Wisconsin logged another 77 first vaccinations Tuesday.

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

  • Aitkin — 44%.
  • Carlton — 50%.
  • Cook — 67%.
  • Itasca — 39%.
  • Koochiching — 40%.
  • Lake — 49%.
  • St. Louis — 48%.
  • Ashland — 46%.
  • Bayfield — 53%.
  • Douglas — 42%.

This story was updated at 3:35 p.m. April 20 with information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:30 a.m. April 20.