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Northland adds 62 cases of COVID-19; no deaths reported in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Monday's data from the two states offers a sign of hope, though some areas continue to experience outbreaks.

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Another 62 Northland residents have tested positive for COVID-19, but Minnesota and Wisconsin did not report a single death related to the virus on Monday.

It was the first time since April 13, 2020, that Minnesota has not reported any deaths statewide attributed to the coronavirus and its complications. Wisconsin has not reported any new deaths since Saturday.

Some areas are continuing to experience outbreaks, however. St. Louis County added 37 new cases, Carlton County saw eight more residents test positive and Itasca County reported six additional cases, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Douglas County led Northwestern Wisconsin with four new cases, the state Department of Health Services reported.

Minnesota added 1,152 additional cases of COVID-19 state, while Wisconsin reported 338 new positive tests.

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New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 2; 0.6.
  • Carlton — 8; 3.9.
  • Cook — 1; 1.1.
  • Itasca — 6; 12.7.
  • Koochiching — 1; 1.4.
  • Lake — 2; 1.3.
  • St. Louis — 37; 28.4.
  • Ashland — 0; 0.7.
  • Bayfield — 1; 0.9.
  • Douglas — 4; 3.7.

Vaccinations continue, though lower daily totals were reported across the Northland on Monday. Another 794 people across the 10-county region received their first dose, according to the states.

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

  • Aitkin — 33.8%.
  • Carlton — 35.4%.
  • Cook — 51.6%.
  • Itasca — 29.8%.
  • Koochiching — 27.1%.
  • Lake — 32.9%.
  • St. Louis — 34.2%.
  • Ashland — 33.7%.
  • Bayfield — 39.9%.
  • Douglas — 26.2%.

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