St. Louis County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing since Sunday to 118.

Of those new cases, 14 were recorded in the Duluth area. On Friday, the county reported a total of 179 active and known cases.

The number of patients with COVID-19 who are hospitalized in the county has dropped by two in the last day to three. The number of those patients who are in an intensive care unit has remained at two for the last three days.

The median age for people diagnosed with COVID-19 in St. Louis County has remained 35 for the last four days, after several days of a declining median age.

Another six new cases were recorded in Northeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Two new cases each were recorded in Carlton and Lake counties.

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One new case each was recorded in Cook and Aitkin counties.

The state reported a total of 738 new cases Friday and eight new deaths, none of which was recorded in the Northland. Another 16,617 diagnostic tests have been completed.

Five new cases were recorded in Douglas County, bringing the total number of new lab-confirmed cases to 30 since Sunday.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported two new cases in Bayfield County, putting the total at nine so far this week. One new case was recorded in Ashland County. That brings the case total to six so far this week.

Statewide, a total of 1,021 cases were reported in Wisconsin Friday, along with seven more deaths. None of the deaths were recorded in Douglas, Ashland or Bayfield counties.

Another 10,439 people in Wisconsin have been tested for COVID-19.

This story was updated at 4:15 p.m Aug. 14 with additional information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:46 a.m. Aug. 14.