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Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 deaths in a single day

Ashland County recorded one new death of the 92 reported Tuesday.

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An Ashland County resident died from complications related to COVID-19, the seventh death in the county according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The death is one of 92 reported statewide in Wisconsin, setting a new record for number of deaths reported in a single day. Now 2,741 people have died from COVID-19 in Wisconsin.

Minnesota reported 26 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday. None of them lived in the Northland.

The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported that 409 more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the seven-county region of Northeastern Minnesota.

Of those people, 253 live in St. Louis County. That number follows 320 new cases on Nov. 12 as the second-most cases the county has recorded in a single day.

The county has averaged 207 new confirmed cases a day, according to the state's daily reports.


Itasca and Carlton counties each recorded 55 more people confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. Their seven-day averages are about 49 and 46 new cases a day, respectively.

As of Monday evening, 19 Itasca County residents were hospitalized with COVID-19 and three people were in an intensive care unit, according to a news release from Itasca County Health and Human Services.

New cases and seven-day averages in other counties:

  • Aitkin: 13; 23.
  • Cook: 2; 1.4.
  • Koochiching: 16; 9.1.
  • Lake: 15; 9.6.


  • Douglas: 53; 44.0.
  • Bayfield: 20; 21.4.
  • Ashland: 11; 13.7.

A total of 5,945 more Minnesotans have tested positive and completed diagnostic tests were up by 33,542.
In Wisconsin, 7,090 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 22,743 tests were completed.

This story was updated at 4:12 p.m. to include Wisconsin data. It was originally posted at 11:31 a.m.

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