Two deaths from COVID-19 in St. Louis County
The people were between 85 and 89 years old and between 90 and 94 years old, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. They were among 14 new deaths in the state.
In October, the county recorded 25 of its 67 deaths.
Minnesota and Wisconsin authorities reported Saturday that 119 more people in Northland’s 10 counties tested positive for the coronavirus. More than half of these diagnoses, or 63 of them, are residents of St. Louis County. Over the past seven days, the county has registered an average of 52 new cases per day.
The new case update from Saturday and the 7-day average for other counties:
Itasca – 12 new cases, 9.1 cases per day.
Aitkin – 12 new cases, 4.3 new cases per day.
Carlton – 9 new cases, 6.2 new cases per day.
See – 3 new cases, 2.14 new cases per day.
Koochiching – 2 new cases, 1.1 new cases per day.
A new Cook County resident tested positive, putting the total number of cases in the county at 13.
Douglas – 12 new cases, 9.3 new cases per day.
Bayfield – 4 new cases, 5.1 new cases per day.
Ashland – 1 new case; 6.1 new cases per day.
Nationwide, Minnesota reported 2,268 more people who tested positive, and Wisconsin reported 4,062 as of Saturday.
Completed diagnostic tests increased 17,620 in Wisconsin and 36,488 in Minnesota. The one-day test positivity rates, that is, the percentage of tests that returned positive, were 23.1% and 6.2%, respectively.
The state of Wisconsin reports a 7-day test positivity average. The last average was 22.7%.
25 other Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19. None of them lived in northwest Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported fewer new infections among University of Minnesota Duluth staff and students this week than the week before.
Between October 11 and October 17, the state reported 21 more infections among UMD students and staff than 32 the week before. according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard. This number includes students who have been tested on campus.
Of the 21 people who tested positive, five live on campus, and public health officials in interviews found that a total of 11 were on campus while infected.
Since August 1, UMD has registered 291 infections among students and employees. Of these, 39 were students who lived on campus and another 45 were believed to have been on campus while infected.
As of Friday, 8% of UMD’s 276 isolation and quarantine beds were in use.
According to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities COVID-19 dashboard, Lake Superior College recorded two more infections in staff and two more in students between October 15 and 21.
As of August 26, 16 employees and 34 students at LSC have tested positive.
Additional updates from Minnesota State Colleges in Northland:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet – First case of an employee; No new student cases.
Rainy River Community College in International Falls – First Employee Case; Still no student cases.
Hibbing Community College – 1 new employee case; 2 new student cases.
Itasca Community College at Grand Rapids – No New Cases of Employees; 2 new student cases.
Mesabi Range College in Virginia – 2 new cases from employees; 3 new student cases.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior tests all students living on campus every two weeks. Between October 19 and October 22, 337 students were tested during the final round of testing, and two of those tests were positive according to the UW system’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The dashboard does not include cases from employees and students living off campus.
As of September 28, the university has reported 28 dormitory students who tested positive.