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Northland sees 86 new COVID-19 cases Friday

The region had no deaths reported and 1,356 more people received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The Northland recorded 86 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday. The region had zero COVID-19-related deaths.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 690 cases statewide and 21 deaths. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 406 new positive cases and eight deaths.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 4; 2.
  • Carlton — 7; 4.1.
  • Cook — 0; 0.4.
  • Itasca — 27; 15.1.
  • Koochiching — 6; 5.7.
  • Lake — 0; 0.6.
  • St. Louis — 22; 23.
  • Ashland — 3; 2.1.
  • Bayfield — 4; 0.9.
  • Douglas — 13; 4.6.

An additional 1,356 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered as of Friday's data, and 1,221 people in the Northland became fully vaccinated. While Minnesota does not yet show the number of 12- to 15-year-olds who have received the Pfizer vaccine, people in the "unknown/missing" age category increased by 425 in the seven Minnesota Northland counties since yesterday. Wisconsin's three Northland counties vaccinated 79 more children ages 12 to 15.

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As of Friday's data, 52% of Northlanders have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 47% are fully vaccinated.

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

  • Aitkin — 48%.
  • Carlton — 54%.
  • Cook — 70%.
  • Itasca — 44%.
  • Koochiching — 44%.
  • Lake — 54%.
  • St. Louis — 53%.
  • Ashland — 51%.
  • Bayfield — 59%.
  • Douglas — 49%.
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