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6 more regional COVID-19 deaths as decline of new cases continues

This week represented the least number of new cases in Crow Wing County since the last week of October.

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The state of Minnesota reported its second-highest death toll due to COVID-19 Friday, Dec. 11, and six locals were among the 94 residents who died.

Two more Crow Wing County residents succumbed to the disease โ€” ages 60-64 and 95-99 โ€” bringing the weekโ€™s total to six deaths among county residents. Also recording deaths Friday were Aitkin County (70-74 years old), Morrison County (70-74), Todd County (70-74) and Wadena County (85-89).

The number of new cases continues to decline in the north-central region including Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties. Between Dec. 4 and Friday, a total of 1,108 cases were reported, down by more than one-quarter compared to the previous week. This week represented the least number of new cases in Crow Wing County since the last week of October.

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COVID-19 data as of Dec. 11

  • Aitkin โ€” 884 (+74 since Friday, Dec. 4), with 31 (+1) deaths.

  • Cass โ€” 1,705 (+158), with 13 (+1) deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 4,161 (+264), with 46 (+6) deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 1,824 (+177), with 37 (+3) deaths.

  • Morrison โ€” 2,692 (+177), with 36 (+5) deaths.

  • Todd โ€” 2,077 (+150), with 16 (+2) deaths.

  • Wadena โ€” 987 (+108), with nine (+2) deaths.

NOTE: These numbers are cumulative since March 21 and many are out of isolation.

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