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One new COVID-19-related death reported in St. Louis County

St. Louis and Carlton counties both have one new confirmed case of COVID-19.

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The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting one more COVID-19 related death in St. Louis County, bringing the total to six.

The most recent death in St. Louis County reported by the Health Department was a woman in her early 90s, according to the county. Prior to that, the most recent death was a woman in her late 80s, which was reported Sunday.

The median age for COVID-19 related deaths in St. Louis County is currently 81. People who have been hospitalized in the county range from 62 to 92 years old.

The Health Department reported a new confirmed case Wednesday, bringing the total to 43 people who have tested positive in St. Louis County. Fourteen of those people have recovered and no longer need to be isolated.

As of Wednesday, seven people were hospitalized in St. Louis County and two of those people were in an intensive care unit.


An additional case was reported in Carlton County as well, where there is now 27 cases.

Itasca County has two total cases; its most recent confirmed case was reported April 1. Cook and Lake counties have no confirmed cases.

Statewide, 1,809 people have tested positive and 940 of those people no longer need to be isolated. On Wednesday, 197 people were hospitalized in Minnesota and 93 of them were in an intensive care unit.

The Health Department reported eight more deaths on Wednesday in Minnesota, bringing the total to 87.

This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. April 15 with additional information from St. Louis County. It was originally posted at 11:17 a.m. April 15.

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