Another long-term care facility in Duluth added to list of outbreaks; 1 new COVID-19 case in St. Louis County

One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Louis County, bringing the number of cases confirmed through lab-based testing to 115 on Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The Minnesota Department of Health also began listing another long-term care facility in Duluth with an outbreak. At Home Living Wesley Residence, an assisted living facility with 43 rooms and suites on Grand Avenue, is one of more than 230 facilities in the state on the list that have or are continuing to experience an outbreak of COVID-19, meaning at least one or more people affiliated with the facility tested positive.

In St. Louis County, people in the 20-29 age group make up the highest percentage of known cases at 19%, according to the county. That’s followed by the 60-69 age group at 17%; 50-59 at 13%; 80-89 at 12%; 70-79, 40-49 and 30-39 all at 10%; 90-99 at 3%; and 6-19 and 0-5 both at 2%.

Of the 115 people who have tested positive in St. Louis County, 52 no longer need to be isolated and 13 have died. As of Wednesday five people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, four of them are in an intensive care unit.

No new cases have been reported in Carlton County since Sunday and no new cases have been reported in Itasca County since Monday. Lake County is still reporting one known case and no known cases have been reported in Cook County.

Statewide, 22,464 people have tested positive and 16,314 of them no longer need to be isolated, not including deaths.

The Health Department reported the completion of 6,634 more diagnostic tests and 510 new cases on Wednesday.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, 598 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 260 of them were in an intensive care unit.

The Health Department reported 33 more deaths in Minnesota, bringing the total to 932. Of those fatalities, 27 of them were residents of long-term care facilities. No new deaths were reported in the Northland.

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