A COVID-19-related death was reported in Aitkin County on Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. The resident was between ages 95 and 99.

Across the Northland, 20 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 3; 0.7.
  • Carlton — 0; 1.3.
  • Cook — 0; 0.1.
  • Itasca — 3; 3.1.
  • Koochiching — 3; 1.9.
  • Lake — 0; 0.6.
  • St. Louis — 6; 5.6.
  • Ashland — 0; 0.1.
  • Bayfield — 3; 0.7.
  • Douglas — 2; 1.4.

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According to data reported Thursday, 155 more Northlanders received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 796 people became fully vaccinated. The Northland's population is 50% fully vaccinated and 54% have received at least one dose of vaccine.

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

  • Aitkin — 49%.
  • Carlton — 57%.
  • Cook — 72%.
  • Itasca — 46%.
  • Koochiching — 46%.
  • Lake — 56%.
  • St. Louis — 55%.
  • Ashland — 54%.
  • Bayfield — 61%.
  • Douglas — 52%.

Please note: Beginning Saturday, June 12, the daily COVID-19 update will appear weekly in the Saturday print edition of the Duluth News Tribune.