Coronavirus deaths of 5 locals counted Thursday
The regional death toll now sits at 164, with Aitkin County leading the way in terms of deaths per capita.
Two more Crow Wing County residents died from complications of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths reported this week in the county to eight.
Also among the 92 deaths reported Thursday, Dec. 3, in the state were residents of Cass, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties. Both Crow Wing County residents were ages 85-89. The Morrison County resident was 70 to 74 years old, the Cass County resident was age 80-84 and the Mille Lacs County resident was 90-94.
With the latest figures reported Thursday, all seven area counties recorded the death of at least one resident in the past week. The death toll in the region since the pandemic began sits at 164. While Aitkin County counts the lowest overall per capita confirmed case rate in the area at 502.96 cases per 10,000 residents, its per capita death rate is the highest: 18.88 per 10,000. Crow Wing County, which has the highest number of deaths in the region at 39, is in the middle of the pack with 5.99 per 10,000. Cass, Wadena and Todd counties all have lower per capita death rates.
More than half of the Aitkin County residents who’ve died lived in Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin, which as of 11 days ago reported 16 deaths. Updated data concerning confirmed cases and deaths in individual facilities is expected to be released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
COVID-19 data as of Dec. 3
Aitkin — 799 (+82 since Friday, Nov. 27), with 30 (+1) deaths.
Cass — 1,535 (+202), with 11 (+1) deaths.
Crow Wing — 3,837 (+391), with 39 (+8) deaths.
Mille Lacs — 1,646 (+195), with 32 (+1) deaths.
Morrison — 2,467 (+227), with 31 (+4) deaths.
Todd — 1,903 (+164), with 14 (+2) deaths.
Wadena — 863 (+116), with seven (+1) deaths.
NOTE: These numbers are cumulative since March 21 and many are out of isolation.