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Saturday's COVID-19 numbers: Nearly 4,000 more Northeastern Minnesota residents receive their first vaccine

Another 71 Northland residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Nearly 4,000 more Northeastern Minnesota residents have received their first vaccine doses.

That's the second-highest single-day increase in administered vaccines for the region. The most new vaccinations the seven-county region logged in a single day was nearly 4,400 on March 6.

More than half of the region's newly reported vaccinations — or 2,410 first doses— went to St. Louis County residents.

Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 643 new first vaccinations in the three counties of Northwestern Wisconsin.

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

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  • Aitkin — 33.1%.
  • Carlton — 34.8%.
  • Cook — 52.2%.
  • Itasca — 29%.
  • Koochiching — 26.6%.
  • Lake — 31.2%.
  • St. Louis — 33.1%.
  • Ashland — 33.2%.
  • Bayfield — 39.6%.
  • Douglas — 26%.

The states of Minnesota and Wisconsin reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northland, most of which are in St. Louis County, on Saturday.

Six of the new cases are in Wisconsin counties. While Minnesota reported six more lives lost to COVID-19 and Wisconsin reported 14 new deaths, none of those people were Northland residents.

New cases and seven-day averages in Northland counties:

  • Aitkin — 0; 0.6.
  • Carlton — 8; 3.6.
  • Cook — 0; 1.7.
  • Itasca — 11; 11.9.
  • Koochiching — 3; 1.3.
  • Lake — 2; 1.1.
  • St. Louis — 41; 29.9.
  • Ashland — 1; 0.7.
  • Bayfield — 2; 0.4.
  • Douglas — 3; 3.9.

The new cases were among 1,400 in Minnesota and 402 in Wisconsin.

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