3 more Crow Wing residents die from COVID-19
An infant is among the new cases reported in Crow Wing County Tuesday of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus claimed the lives of three more residents of Crow Wing County, bringing the death toll due to the illness the virus causes to nine.
The latest victims are all women — one in her 70s, one in her 90s and one in her 60s. The woman in her 70s died Saturday, June 6, while the other two women died Monday. The seventh death was reflected in Minnesota Department of Health statistics Tuesday, while the other two deaths are expected to be a part of Wednesday’s update, said County Administrator Tim Houle.
Eight of the nine deaths in the county — occurring within the past two weeks — were among residents of Good Samaritan Society-Bethany, where an outbreak of COVID-19 was first reported in mid-May, according to a news release from facility owner Sanford Health. As of Tuesday, the number of positive tests recorded between residents and employees was 59. Twenty-three of those are skilled nursing residents still fighting the disease, along with two employees. Twenty-six employees have recovered. Of the cases recorded as Crow Wing County residents, 16 are health care workers.
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Also reported Tuesday were four new cases of COVID-19 among county residents, including an infant under the age of 1. The majority of cases reported since March have been in residents over the age of 50, with all deaths occurring in residents ranging in age from their 60s to their 90s. Of 87 reported cases, 20 remain active, with 67 out of isolation.
In surrounding counties, new cases were reported in Todd and Aitkin counties Tuesday. Todd added seven cases for a total of 361. This amounts to 146.49 cases per 10,000 residents in the west-central county. Details became available Tuesday concerning the second death in that county as well. According to Todd County Public Health, the second resident who succumbed to the coronavirus was a woman in her 60s who lived in a private residence.
Aitkin added one more case, bringing that county’s total to 13.
COVID-19 data as of June 9
Aitkin — 13 (+1 since previous day).
Cass — 12 (+0), with two deaths.
Crow Wing — 87 (+4), with nine deaths (+3).
Mille Lacs — 24 (+0), with one death.
Morrison — 51 (+0).
Todd — 361 (+7), with two deaths.
Wadena — 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 — 354,226 (+6,685 since previous day).
Total positive cases — 28,523 (+307).
Positive health care workers — 2,973 (+33).
Age range with greatest number of cases — 30-39 years old, with 20.3% of cases.
Currently hospitalized — 452 (+3), with 198 (+1) in intensive care.
Total cases requiring hospitalization — 3,441 (+40).
Total deaths — 1,217 (+20).
Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living — 955 (+12).
No longer needing isolation — 23,657 (+564).
Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.
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