28 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northland

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 in St. Louis County on Aug. 2. There were four new cases reported in Itasca County and 3 new cases reported in Carlton and Koochiching counties.

Statewide, the health department reported 769 new cases and completed 15,174 new tests.

There was one new death reported in St. Louis County. The resident was over 100 years old. The health department reported 8 new deaths, including the St. Louis County resident.

The number of patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Minnesota was 149. The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19, but not in an ICU, 153.