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Northland reports 16 COVID-19 cases after holiday weekend

The region had no new COVID-19-related deaths, and 453 more people received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

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After the Memorial Day weekend, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 134 new positive cases and one COVID-19-related death on Tuesday. Wisconsin reported 56 new cases and four deaths.

The Northland had 16 new cases and no deaths in the region on Tuesday.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 0; 0.4.
  • Carlton — 1; 2.
  • Cook — 0; 0.3.
  • Itasca — 1; 4.7.
  • Koochiching — 0; 4.1.
  • Lake — 1; 0.4.
  • St. Louis — 6; 9.
  • Ashland — 1; 0.6.
  • Bayfield — 2; 0.9.
  • Douglas — 4; 3.3.

The region is now 48% fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 53% of the Northland's population has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Tuesday, 453 more people in the area received a first dose of vaccine and 224 people became fully vaccinated.

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

  • Aitkin — 49%.
  • Carlton — 57%.
  • Cook — 71%.
  • Itasca — 45%.
  • Koochiching — 45%.
  • Lake — 55%.
  • St. Louis — 55%.
  • Ashland — 53%.
  • Bayfield — 60%.
  • Douglas — 51%.

This story was updated at 3:51 p.m. June 1 with additional information from Wisconsin. It was originally posted at 11:15 a.m. June 1.

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