According to the Minnesota Department of Health, two of the persons who died were aged between 90 and 94, and one between 85 and 89. The other two, long-term care facility residents in their 90s were listed by the state as “potential” deaths.
According to the county, the state is listed as having “potential” deaths from COVID-19, as they were tested with antigen tests rather than nasal swabs or PCR tests. PCR tests detect the genetic material of the virus while antigen tests detect specific proteins in the virus.
Previously, the county had 73 of the most new cases recorded in a single day on September 25. As contact tracing for those 97 cases was still ongoing until Friday, the county did not have full details to tell what was behind the increase. For a county spokesperson.
However, according to the county, the county recorded October 10–16, 38, or 10% of the 375 cases, among them students and employees associated with higher education. Students and staff from K-12 schools made up 7%, or 25, of cases in the previous week, as did residents and staff in a group of living settings.
The contact tracing interview since the News Tribune reported four cases earlier this week has now linked any new cases in St. Louis County residents to a presidential campaign visit.
The county death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 61, largely brought on by outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the county. According to the county, only one resident who died in the previous week was not a resident of a long-term care facility. The man was in his 90s.
Counting two possible deaths, St. Louis County has surpassed a record-high September in deaths and is on track to do the same for cases. So far in October, the county has recorded about 750 new lab-confirmed cases and 19 deaths. There were 18 deaths and 803 new diagnoses in September.
According to the county, residents recorded this week were recorded by St. Louis County between the ages of 5 and 100, with an average age of 34. Of the 375 cases filed since Saturday, October 10, 213, in the Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor and Sagarawa area. The rest were spread throughout the county.
Another Etska County resident has died of COVID-19, causing 17 of the county’s coronavirus virus deaths. The age of the person was between 60 and 64 years.
Twenty-one and more Itasaka County residents have tested positive. County health officials continue to attribute “super-spreader” incidents to increasing infection rates.
“A lot about coronaviruses is out of our control, but we can change all three things in cases of growing COVIDs in Itasaka County,” Kelly Chandler, manager of the Public Health Division of Itasca County, said in a news release. To maintain a distance of 6 feet from those outside your home, avoid gatherings and wear masks. “
If community dissemination does not decline, Chandler said schools will have to seriously consider all online learning.
Kocich and Atkin counted seven more people each recorded with COVID-19, four in Carlton County and two in Lake County.
Statewide, Minnesota reported 2,287 more confirmed diagnoses. Complete clinical trials are up to 44,000 in the state. The state has conducted the most tests in a single day.
The one-day test positivity rate, calculated as the percentage of tests that come out positive, is 5.15%, much lower than Wisconsin’s latest seven-day average of 20.7% positivity.
The Wisconsin Health Department reported 18 more people with COVID-19 in Douglas County on Friday. The county’s seven-day average in new cases is about nine per day.
Ashland County recorded four more people with COVID-19. The county has seen an average of five new cases a day in the past seven days.
Two more Bayfield County residents have tested positive. The county has seen an average of 4.6 new cases a day in the past seven days.
Across the state, Wisconsin reported 3,861 more people with COVID-19. Complete diagnostic tests are up to 14,586. On the last day, the state’s seven-day average for testing positivity rates has fallen from ten percent to 20.7%.
This story was last updated at 3:44 a.m. Oct. 16 to include information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. It was originally posted on October 16 at 11:54 am.