One more person has died of COVID-19-related causes in Itasca County.
The individual was in their 90s, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. That brings the total number of deaths in Itasca County to nine. No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Itasca County on Friday.
One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Louis County, bringing the number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 118.
No new cases have been reported in Carlton County since Sunday and no new cases have been reported in Lake County since May 7. No known cases have been confirmed in Cook County.
On Friday, the Health Department reported 590 new cases across the state and the completion of 8,665 more diagnostic tests.
Of the 23,531 people who have tested positive in Minnesota over the past several weeks, 16,930 no longer need to be isolated and that number does not include deaths.
The number of people in an intensive care unit rose by 17 since Thursday, with 259 people in ICU. The highest number of ICU admissions so far was 260 on Wednesday. As of Friday, an additional 333 Minnesotans are hospitalized outside of an ICU setting.
The Health Department reported 29 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 996. Of those fatalities, 24 of them were residents of long-term care facilities. Aside from the death in Itasca County, no other deaths were reported in the Northland.