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One new COVID-19-related death in Itasca County; no new cases in St. Louis, Carlton counties

Numbers as of Saturday, May 30.

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One more person has died of COVID-19-related causes in Itasca County.

The individual was in their 80s, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Ten residents of Itasca County have now died of COVID-19. On Saturday, no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Itasca County.

The Health Department reported no new cases in St. Louis and Carlton counties Saturday. The last time new cases were reported in Carlton County was May 24.

No cases have been reported in Cook County, and the last time the Health Department reported a case in Lake County was May 7. The only new case reported in the Northland on Saturday was in Aitkin County, bringing the total of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to eight.

The number of deaths in Minnesota has passed 1,000 with 30 new deaths reported on Saturday, bringing the total to 1,026. Of the newly reported deaths, 26 were residents of a long-term care facility. Aside from the death in Itasca County, none of the other deaths were in the Northland.


Statewide, 24,190 people have tested positive and 17,864 of them no longer need to be isolated, that number does not include deaths.

The Health Department reported the completion of 8,635 more diagnostic tests and 660 new cases on Saturday.

As of Saturday, 263 people around the state were in an intensive care unit with COVID-19. That's the highest number in a single day yet by three. An additional 326 people were hospitalized outside an ICU unit.

The age group that has seen the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is 30-39 years old, with 4,835 cases. That's followed by 20-29 with 4,448; 40-49 with 3,871; 50-59 with 3,512; 60-69 with 2,199; 6-19 with 1,648; 70-79 with 1,283 cases; 80-89 with 1,221; 90-99 with 687; 0-5 with 437; and 100 years and older with 38.

The age group with the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in Minnesota is 80-89 years old, with 353 deaths. That's followed by 90-99 with 266; 70-79 with 202; 60-69 with 116; 50-59 with 50; 100 and older with 21; 40-49 with 12; and 30-39 with 6. There are no reports of anyone younger dying from COVID-19 in Minnesota.

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