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2 more COVID-19 deaths in Crow Wing County

The deaths are among residents of Good Samaritan Society-Bethany, according to a statement from Sanford Health.

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Two more Crow Wing County residents died due to complications from COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Wednesday, June 3.

These deaths โ€” along with the second recorded death last week โ€” are associated with the outbreak of coronavirus at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany in Brainerd, according to a statement from Sanford Health, which owns the long-term care facility. Crow Wing County officials confirmed both of those who died were men in their 80s.

The county also added three new laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus for a total of 74 recorded since late March. Of that total, 46 people are no longer in isolation or are beyond the period expected for isolation, the county reported.


Among surrounding counties, Todd added three new cases for a total of 330 while Mille Lacs added two, bringing its total to 22. Cass Countyโ€™s case figures were adjusted down for the second day in a row, dropping by one case to 12. Cass County Administrator Josh Stevenson said Monday case data is preliminary pending further investigation. He noted thereโ€™s been some confusion associated with cases in Cass County, North Dakota, located on the border with Minnesota and home to Fargo.

Data as of June 3

  • Aitkin โ€” 11.

  • Cass โ€” 12, with two deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 74, with four deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 22, with one death.

  • Morrison โ€” 48.

  • Todd โ€” 330.

  • Wadena โ€” 10.

NOTE: These numbers are cumulative since March 21 and many are likely out of isolation. The number of those no longer needing isolation is not reported on a county-level basis by the state.


  • Number of tests โ€” 265,718.

  • Total positive cases โ€” 25,870.

  • Positive health care workers โ€” 2,802.

  • Age range with greatest number of cases โ€” 30-39 years old, with 19.7% of cases.

  • Currently hospitalized โ€” 537, with 254 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization โ€” 3,203.

  • Total deaths โ€” 1,086.

  • Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living โ€” 876.

  • No longer needing isolation โ€” 21,169.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

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