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COVID-19 cases inch up in most area counties

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COVID-19 case numbers in Todd, Aitkin, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties all inched up Tuesday, June 2.

Todd saw the highest number of new cases at eight, bringing that countyโ€™s total to 327 laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Aitkin added three new cases, the most that county has seen in a single day, for a total of 11. Cass, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties each added one new case.

Crow Wing County also added a new case, according to county officials, but another case was reclassified to a different county, meaning the total number of cases among county residents stayed the same at 71. Of those cases, nine required hospitalization and two resulted in deaths. Twenty-four of the cases are among those in long-term care, while five live in residential behavioral health facilities. Twelve of the cases are among health care workers. Forty-one of the cases recorded in Crow Wing are no longer in isolation or are beyond the period expected for isolation.


Meanwhile, another data adjustment saw Cass Countyโ€™s official case count drop by one, down to 13 total.

Data as of June 2

  • Aitkin โ€” 11.

  • Cass โ€” 13, with two deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 71, with two deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 20, with one death.

  • Morrison โ€” 48.

  • Todd โ€” 327.

  • Wadena โ€” 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 โ€” 258,747.

  • Total positive cases โ€” 25,508.

  • Positive health care workers โ€” 2,764.

  • Age range with greatest number of cases โ€” 30-39 years old, with 20% of cases.

  • Currently hospitalized โ€” 537, with 248 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization โ€” 3,134.

  • Total deaths โ€” 1,072.

  • Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living โ€” 866.

  • No longer needing isolation โ€” 20,381.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

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