Two more people have died from COVID-19 in St. Louis County and one more person has died in Itasca County.
Both of the St. Louis County residents were men living in long-term care or assisted living facilities, according to the county. One was 75-79 years old and the other was 90-94 years old.
Already this week, St. Louis County has recorded five deaths for a total of 38 since the pandemic began. Of the 13 deaths recorded since Sunday, Sept. 13, only one of them was not a resident of a facility. None were younger than 70.
The Itasca County resident who died was 80-84 years old. Itasca County has recorded a total of 14 deaths.
The Northland deaths were among six reported statewide.
Thirty-one more St. Louis County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the county. Of the 1,453 people who have been diagnosed in the last half-year, the county reported that roughly 305 of them are currently requiring isolation. That's an increase of 12 from the previous day.
The county reported on Wednesday that 13 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 for a decrease of one person from the day prior. None of those 13 patients were in an intensive care unit.
Itasca County reported nine more people with COVID-19 on Wednesday. Since Sunday, the county has recorded 28 more cases.
Also in Northeastern Minnesota, Koochiching County reported seven more people who have been diagnosed. That's the most the rural county has recorded in a single day. On Monday, the county recorded six new cases and on Tuesday, the county recorded none.
Lake County is reporting two more people with COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, Lake County has recorded 57 lab-confirmed cases.
Statewide, Minnesota reported 690 more people with COVID-19 and the completion of 10,319 diagnostic tests.
In Wisconsin, five more people have tested positive in Ashland County. Since Sunday, the county has recorded 22 more cases. In the last four days, the county has recorded more than a quarter of all its lab-confirmed diagnoses.
Four more Douglas County residents have tested positive as well as three more Bayfield County residents.
Wisconsin reported a total of 1,768 more people with COVID-19 as well as the completion of another 13,453 diagnostic tests.
Eight more Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19. None of them lived in the Northland.
This story was updated at 2:05 p.m. Sept. 23 with additional information from St. Louis County and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:29 a.m. Sept. 23.