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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.

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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.

Statewide

  • 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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