St. Louis County reports first COVID-19 death

St. Louis County reported its first COVID-19 related death Thursday according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Cases of the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus were up five in the county to 33.

Wednesday marked the highest one-day increase in cases for St. Louis County, a surge from 17 to 28, with a “large percentage” contained at St. Ann’s Residence, an assisted living facility in Duluth.

The state also experienced a single-day high of cases with an increase of 85, which was surpassed Thursday the Minnesota Department of Health reported.

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