Todd, Crow Wing and Morrison counties all added new COVID-19 cases to their figures Thursday, May 21, while Cass and Mille Lacs counties each saw their official counts reduced by one following data corrections.
With an increase of six cases to 116 total, Todd County went from its largest single-day jump Wednesday to a more modest gain Thursday, although the number of cases among Todd County residents has nearly doubled since Sunday. More specific information on Todd’s coronavirus cases was unavailable Thursday as phone calls to public health officials there were not returned.
Crow Wing County added two more cases for a total of 40, according to county officials, although that count is not yet reflected in Minnesota Department of Health data. One more health care worker was reported infected for a total of seven along with one more long-term care resident for a total of nine.
Of the 40 cases confirmed in the county since late March, 25 are women and 15 are men. Twenty-one of those are no longer in isolation or are beyond the typical time period for isolation.
Twenty-one cases reported from an outbreak at Good Samaritan Society-Bethany in south Brainerd earlier this week seem to still be filtering into state-level data. The facility is not yet listed as a congregate care facility with a COVID-19 exposure on the health department’s situation update.
One more case appeared in a Morrison County resident Thursday for a total of 32. Cass saw its official count drop back to 10 cases, while Mille Lacs counts 14.
These case 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. Of the 18,200 positive cases confirmed in Minnesota, MDH reports 12,488 no longer need isolation.
Data as of May 21
Aitkin — 4.
Cass — 10, with 2 deaths.
Crow Wing — 40, with 1 death.
Mille Lacs — 14, with 1 death.
Morrison — 32.
Todd — 116.
Wadena — 6.
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 — 173,556.
Total positive cases — 18,200.
Positive health care workers — 2,120.
Age range with greatest number of cases — 30-39 years old, with 19.96% of cases.
Currently hospitalized — 566, with 229 in intensive care.
Total deaths — 809.
Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living — 663.
No longer needing isolation — 12,488.
Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.
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