Across the 10-county region of the Northland, 398 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus and one person died.

Bayfield County reported the new death Monday, bringing the county total to 13. Wisconsin reported six deaths statewide and Minnesota reported 15 deaths statewide. No other deaths were in the Northland.

St. Louis County reported 239 new infections Monday. The county's seven-day average of new cases is 267 a day.

New cases and seven-day averages in other counties:


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  • Aitkin — 10; 19.
  • Carlton — 56; 61.
  • Cook — 5; 3.
  • Itasca — 35; 41.
  • Koochiching — 6; 10.
  • Lake — 10; 12.


  • Ashland — 6; 13.
  • Bayfield — 10; 9.
  • Douglas — 21; 46.

Statewide in Minnesota, 5,801 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. Completed diagnostic tests are up by 43,481, which brings the state's single-day testing positivity rate — the percentage of tests that come back positive — to 13.34%.

Statewide in Wisconsin, 2,534 more people have tested positive and completed tests are up by 8,740. The state's single-day positivity rate calculated to about 29% Monday.

The Minnesota Department of Health updated its hospital capacity dashboard Monday. The dashboard now allows information to be broken down by region as well as statewide. Though capacity at hospitals can change by the hour, this dashboard will give Minnesota residents a snapshot of daily response capacity Monday through Friday.

As of Monday:

  • 90 ICU beds available statewide (11 in Northeastern Minnesota).
  • 716 non-ICU beds available (77 in Northeastern Minnesota).
  • 910 available statewide (63 in Northeastern Minnesota).

Hospitals also have surge ventilators and surge beds available in case of a sharp increase in hospitalizations. The ventilating devices are typically not used in hospitals, but can be deployed to health care providers when needed. Surge beds are hospital beds that can be quickly used for patients who are COVID-19 positive.

As of Monday:

  • 1,491 surge ventilators and 939 surge beds available statewide.
  • 178 surge ventilators and all 107 surge beds available in Northeastern Minnesota.