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COVID-19 cases grow by 68 in St. Louis County on Friday

No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Northeastern Minnesota.

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Another 114 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Northeastern Minnesota as of Friday.

As usual, most of those cases, 68, are in St. Louis County, which is the region's largest county.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported another 11 cases in the Northland on Friday.

Minnesota health officials reported no new deaths in the seven-county region. They did report six deaths from COVID-19 elsewhere in the state. Wisconsin reported five deaths, none of which were in the Northland.

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New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

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  • Aitkin — 5; 3.7.
  • Carlton — 12; 10.1.
  • Cook — 0; 0.
  • Itasca — 23; 18.3.
  • Koochiching — 4; 4.1.
  • Lake — 2; 0.7.
  • St. Louis — 68; 54.9.
  • Ashland — 2; 0.7.
  • Bayfield — 0; 0.3.
  • Douglas — 9; 10.7.

Minnesota reported that, as of Thursday, 43 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Northeastern Minnesota and 11 of those people were in an intensive care unit.

Another 1,700 people in Northeastern Minnesota have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Of those age 16 and older in the region, 55% of people have had at least one dose.

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

  • Aitkin — 43%.
  • Carlton — 48%.
  • Cook — 65%.
  • Itasca — 39%.
  • Koochiching — 38%.
  • Lake — 48%.
  • St. Louis — 47%.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services had not updated its vaccine data by 4:45 p.m. on Friday.

This story was updated at 4:58 p.m. April 16. It was originally posted at 12:30 p.m. April 16.

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