One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Louis County, bringing the number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 109 on Friday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
A case that was previously reported in St. Louis County on May 19 has since been removed from the count due to the person's current residency in a different county, St. Louis County spokesperson Dana Kazel said. As of Friday, a total of three previously reported cases have been removed from the county's total after further investigation.
Of the people who have tested positive in St. Louis County, 53 have recovered and 13 have died. As of Friday, five people are still hospitalized and four people are in an intensive care unit, according to the county.
Douglas County Public Health in Wisconsin was reporting a total of 17 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to a news release. The county announced its 16th case on Thursday and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported three new cases May 18-19.
The most recent case in Douglas County has yet to be reflected on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that one person appears to have been exposed through employment in Minnesota, the news release read. Others who have recently tested positive are unaware of the source of their exposure, but had visited businesses for shopping.
One person is hospitalized while the others are recovering from home.
No new cases have been reported in Minnesota's Carlton and Itasca counties and no new cases have been reported in Lake County since the first case was announced May 6. Cook County has no confirmed cases.
In Minnesota, 19,005 people have tested positive and 12,696 of them no longer need to be isolated. Of the total number of people who have tested positive, 2,216 of them have been health care workers.
The Health Department reported 813 new cases statewide Friday and the completion of 7,415 more diagnostic tests.
On Friday, 534 people were hospitalized and 233 of them were in an intensive care unit.
The Health Department reported 33 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 813. For the second day in a row, Minnesota has seen its largest single-day jump in COVID-19-related deaths. On Thursday, 32 new deaths were reported.
Of the 33 new deaths reported Friday, 25 of those fatalities were people living in a long-term care facility. No new deaths were reported in the Northland.