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One new COVID-19 case in St. Louis County; No new cases in Carlton County

Numbers as of Saturday, May 16.

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One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Louis County, bringing the number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 101 on Saturday.

For the second day in a row, the Health Department hasn't reported any new cases in Carlton County, where the number of cases confirmed over the last several weeks is 66.

One new case has been reported in Itasca County, bringing the total to 43. Pine County is now reporting 83 cases.

No new cases have been reported in Lake County since May 6, leaving the total known cases at one. Cook County still has not had any confirmed cases.

As state officials continue to encourage anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested, Minnesota has seen the largest number of tests completed to date, with 8,612 tests counted in the last day.


Of the 14,969 people who have tested positive in Minnesota, 9,571 of them no longer need to be isolated, not including deaths. About 11% of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been health care workers.

The most diagnoses have been given to people between the ages of 30-39 with 2,982 cases. That's followed by the 20-29 age group with 2,628 cases; 40-49 with 2,340 cases; 50-59 with 2,287 cases; 70 and older with 2,232 cases and 60-69 with 1,476 cases.

On Saturday, 493 people were hospitalized and 225 of them were in an intensive care unit.

The Health Department reported 17 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 700. Fourteen of them were in an intensive care unit.

Nearly 83% of Minnesota deaths have been people over the age of 70, nearly 11% have been people between the ages of 60-69 and 5% have been between the ages of 50-59.

Seven people between the ages of 40-49 have died and three people between the ages of 30-39 have died, while younger age groups have no reports of deaths, according to the Health Department.


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