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Newly reported COVID-19 cases drop in Northland

One COVID-19 death was reported in the Northland on Tuesday.

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The 10-county region of the Northland on Tuesday logged its lowest number of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day since early November.

The most cases the Northland has logged in one day was 585 on Nov. 19.

A total of 218 more residents in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin have tested positive. About half of those people live in St. Louis County, which logged a total of 112 new cases.

The 20-24 age group collected the largest number of new cases in St. Louis County on Tuesday. Another 16 people in that age group tested positive. That's followed by the 15-19 age group with 11 new cases. The following age groups each recorded nine new cases: 0-4, 35-39 and 45-49.

In the last seven days, St. Louis County has had an average of 198 new cases a day. More than 10,400 residents — roughly 5% of the county's population — have tested positive since the pandemic began.


Douglas County was the only Northland county to record a new death from COVID-19 and its complications Tuesday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The county has now lost eight residents to the illness.

New cases and seven-day averages in other counties:

  • Aitkin — 5; 11.
  • Carlton — 15; 38.
  • Cook — 1; 2.
  • Itasca — 16; 42.
  • Koochiching — 4; 7.
  • Lake — zero; 6.
  • Ashland — 6; 18.

  • Bayfield — 13; 12.

  • Douglas — 46; 44.

The state of Minnesota reported a total 3,080 new cases and 22 deaths Tuesday, while Wisconsin reported 4,114 newly confirmed infections and 68 more deaths.

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