Sixty-four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Northeastern Minnesota, the state Department of Health reported Monday.
Thirty-seven of the new cases were in St. Louis County. Of the 2,227 St. Louis County residents who have tested positive since the start of the pandemic, the county estimated Monday that 518 of them were still requiring isolation.
Itasca County reported 16 new cases, Carlton County had four and Aitkin County had two, according to the health department. Cook County was reporting one new case Monday, bringing the county total number of cases to 10 since March, four of which were reported in the past two weeks.
Statewide, Minnesota reported 1,178 more people with COVID-19 and the completion of 17,938 more diagnostic tests.
Three more Minnesota residents have died from the illness, none of whom were Northland residents.
Four of the Northland's newly reported diagnoses on Monday were recorded in Wisconsin. Ashland County recorded three more people with COVID-19 and Douglas County recorded one.
Across the state, Wisconsin recorded 1,956 more people who have been diagnosed. Completed diagnostic tests are up 7,815 from the previous day. The state's seven-day-average positivity rate has been above 5% since June 29 and steadily increasing since then. The latest seven-day-average positivity rate is 19.1%.
Nine more Wisconsin residents have died from the illness. None of those deaths were in the Northland.
This story was updated at 2:34 p.m. Oct. 12 with information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted at 11:50 a.m. Oct. 12.