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Itasca County has three new COVID-19 cases; one more reported in St. Louis County

Numbers as of Sunday, May 10.

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Three more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Itasca County, bringing the total number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 28 on Sunday.

St. Louis County saw one new positive test, bringing its total to 92 in the Minnesota Department of Health's daily update.

Pine County is up to 73 cases, having reported four additional cases. The Minnesota Department of Corrections has reported 58 positive tests among inmates at its Willow River boot camp program, with another seven presumed to have the disease. Four staff members have self-reported positive tests.

Carlton County still has 64 confirmed cases. At the Moose Lake correctional facility, the DOC said 36 inmates have tested positive and another 31 are believed to have contracted the virus. Among staff, 35 positive tests had been reported.

Lake County still has one case; Cook County has yet to register its first positive test.


Statewide, 11,271 people have tested positive and 1,360 of them have been health care workers. Of the total number of people who have tested positive, 6,882 of them no longer need to be isolated.

On Sunday, 434 people were hospitalized and 199 of them were in an intensive care unit.

The Health Department reported 20 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 578.

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Tom Olsen has covered crime and courts for the Duluth News Tribune since 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth and a lifelong resident of the city. Readers can contact Olsen at 218-723-5333 or tolsen@duluthnews.com.
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