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Crow Wing coronavirus hospitalizations rise, cases relatively stable in area counties

Another notable trend in Crow Wing County data is the rise in the number of infected residents reporting the transmission of the disease appeared to be travel-related.

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Two more Crow Wing County residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19, Crow Wing County officials reported Tuesday, July 7.

Previously, 10 people required hospitalization because of the illness since late March. That figure rose to 12 Tuesday. Two new cases were also reported in Crow Wing, bringing the total number of cases among residents to 108.

Another notable trend in Crow Wing County data is the rise in the number of infected residents reporting the transmission of the disease appeared to be travel-related. A month ago, that figure stood at three residents. Now, eight cases appear to be travel-related, according to information collected during case interviews and contact tracing.

Of 108 cases in Crow Wing, 90 people are either out of isolation or beyond the period expected for isolation. Twelve residents died due to complications from the disease.

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Other newly reported cases in the area include two in Morrison County for a total of 61 and one in Cass County, bringing that county’s total to 16.

Todd County, which has experienced the highest number of cases by far among area counties, has not seen a new case in two straight days for the first time since early May. A total of 401 cases have been recorded there, with about three-quarters of those cases occurring among workers at three meatpacking facilities.

COVID-19 data as of July 7

  • Aitkin — 15.

  • Cass — 16 (+1 since Sunday, July 5).

  • Crow Wing — 108 (+2), with 12 deaths.

  • Mille Lacs — 34, with two deaths.

  • Morrison — 61 (+2), with one death.

  • Todd — 401, with two deaths.

  • Wadena — 15.

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.

Statewide

  • Number of tests — 685,247.

  • Total positive cases — 39,133.

  • Positive health care workers — 3,826.

  • Age range with greatest number of cases — 20-29 years old, with 22.1% of cases.

  • Currently hospitalized — 267, with 121 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization — 4,252.

  • Total deaths — 1,477, with 37 probable deaths.

  • Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living — 1,157.

  • No longer needing isolation — 34,377.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.


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