The Minnesota Department of Health documented three new cases of COVID-19 in St. Louis County on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 180.
Bayfield County Health Department confirmed one new case in the county, bringing the total up to four. The health department also reported that the patient had recently attended a large gathering and was believed to have been exposed at that event.
The patient became ill on July 1 after attending a hockey tournament on June 27-28 in Ashland, Wisconsin. Bayfield health officers are encouraging anyone who attended this event to get tested. There is also an upcoming free testing event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 10 at the Iron River Community Center in Iron River, Wisconsin. No symptoms are needed to be tested at that event.
There were no other new COVID-19 cases reported in Northwestern Wisconsin according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Statewide in Wisconsin there were 484 newly confirmed cases and no new deaths.
Statewide, 434 more cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to date to 38,569. Three additional deaths were reported, as well, bringing Minnesota's coronavirus death count to 1,474.
As of Monday, 258 people were hospitalized with the illness in Minnesota, with 125 of those patients in intensive care units.
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This story was updated at 5:32 p.m. July 7 with additional information on Wisconsin counties. It was originally posted at 12:24 p.m. July 7.