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The seven-day rolling average positive test rate remained at 23.7% on Friday.
Nine COVID-related deaths were recorded in the region Jan. 14-20.
On Jan. 20, the Minnesota Department of Health and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recorded 678 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northland and five COVID-19-related deaths.
The seven-day rolling average positive test rate reached 23.7%.

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After dipping slightly in late December, the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 started to grow again amid a wave of new cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant of the virus.
The state has reached 11,000 deaths from the virus.
Weekly average positive test rates continued to climb, reaching 21.6%
Seventeen COVID-related deaths were recorded in the region Jan. 7-13.
Weekly average positive test rates continued to climb, reaching 20.7%
Unvaccinated individuals must present proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within the last 72 hours.

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Hospitalizations are up after a decline since mid-December.
Hospitalizations continue to tax state health care resources, with more than 97% of ICU beds in use statewide.

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