The Minnesota Department of Health reported increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases in three area counties Friday, May 15.

Morrison County added two new cases. Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties each added one. Todd County continues to have the largest number of confirmed cases in the seven-county area at 46. Cass County reduced its count from nine to eight cases.

Case investigations can end up moving a case as an individual’s county of residence is clarified.

“Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive,” the health department reported on its website. “All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. … Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.”

The Minnesota Department of Health set up COVID-19 hotlines available every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • School and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504.

  • Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.

Visit cdc.gov and health.state.mn.us for more information about COVID-19.

Cases by county as of May 15

  • Aitkin — 2.

  • Cass — 8, with 2 deaths.

  • Crow Wing — 25, with 1 death.

  • Mille Lacs — 8, with 1 death.

  • Morrison — 23.

  • Todd — 46.

  • Wadena — 4.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

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