The Minnesota Department of Health reported that five more people died of COVID-19 in northeastern Minnesota.
Three of them live in St. Louis County. They are between 65 and 69 years old, between 80 and 84 years old, and between 90 and 94 years old. According to the COVID-19 Information Center in the county, two of them live at home, and one of them is a resident of a long-term care or assisted living facility.
Eighty-two people in St. Louis County have died of this disease.
Also on Friday, Itasca County recorded its 19th death due to COVID-19 and Aitkin County recorded its 10th death. Atkin County residents are between 80 and 84 years old, and Itasca County residents are between 55 and 59 years old.
These deaths are one of 46 deaths reported in Minnesota on Friday. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin reported more than 58 deaths, none of which were recorded in Douglas, Bayfield or Ashland counties.
Minnesota reported an increase of 5,552 people who tested positive for the virus, while Wisconsin recorded 7,777 people. Of these, 395 live in Northland.
St. Louis County has recorded 1
In Carleton County, 53 residents recently tested positive, bringing the 7-day average to 44.6 days.
Lake County is the only county in the northeastern part of the state with the highest single-day record. Thirteen new cases have been reported, 11 of which were passed from previous records on November 8.
New cases and 7-day averages in other counties:
- Atkin: 22; 17.7.
- Chef: 1; 1.
- Itasca: 36; 37.9.
- Koochiching: 5; 6.6.
the state of Wisconsin:
- Douglas: 79; 36.7
- Bayfield: 20; 18.6.
- Ashland: 18; 14.9.
The number of completed diagnostic tests in Minnesota increased by 51,241. The state’s single-day positive test rate (the percentage of tests that return positive) is 10.8%.
Wisconsin’s diagnostic tests increased by 18,510. The state reported a 7-day average test positive rate. The most recent is 36.2%.
This story was updated at 5:11 pm on November 13 and contains the correct numbers for Douglas County; it was updated at 2:39 pm on November 13 and provided additional information about Wisconsin. It was originally released at 11:35 AM on November 13.