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Itasca, Koochiching counties each record a COVID-19 death Wednesday

55 more people with COVID-19 in the Northland.

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The Minnesota Department of Health reported two deaths and 38 more people with COVID-19 in Northeastern Minnesota on Wednesday.

One Itasca County resident and one Koochiching County resident have recently died from COVID-19.

The Itasca County resident was between ages 80 and 84 and the Koochiching County resident was between ages 85 and 89, according to the Health Department. Itasca County has now recorded 16 deaths from COVID-19, while Koochiching County has reported four.

St. Louis County recorded most of the new cases in Northeastern Minnesota on Wednesday with 22 more diagnosed residents. Of the 1,746 St. Louis County residents who have tested positive since March, the county estimated on Wednesday that 369 of them were currently requiring isolation.

After Carlton County recorded no new cases on Tuesday, seven more residents have tested positive, according to the state's Wednesday update.


Itasca and Aitkin counties each have four more people with COVID-19.

Another Lake County resident has tested positive.

Statewide, Minnesota reported 689 more people with COVID-19 and the completion of 12,820 more diagnostic tests, putting the positive rate at 5.37%, meaning the percent of tests that came back positive.

A total of 16 more people have died from COVID-19, including the Itasca and Koochiching county residents. The state's death toll from COVID-19 is 2,036.

In Wisconsin, 10 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Douglas County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Ashland County is recording five more people with COVID-19 and Bayfield County is recording two.

Wisconsin reported a total of 2,319 more people who have tested positive and the completion of another 11,792 diagnostic tests, putting the testing positivity rate at 19.67%.

Twenty-seven more Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19, according to the Wednesday update. That's the most deaths the state has recorded in a single day.


This story was updated at 2:42 p.m. Sept. 30 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:42 a.m. Sept. 30.

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