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Crow Wing, Morrison pass case count milestones; 7 more area deaths

Crow Wing now counts 3,162 total cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Of these, 1,268, or 40%, have been recorded in the past two weeks.

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Both Crow Wing and Morrison counties reached new milestones in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, with Crow Wing surpassing the 3,000 mark and Morrison counting more than 2,000 infections.

Also reported between Saturday, Nov. 21, and Monday were the deaths of seven more area residents. Four of those were Aitkin County residents: two ages 70-74, one age 80-84 and one age 90-94. Two Crow Wing County residents also died, both of whom were men ages 80-84, and a Morrison County resident age 95-99.

Crow Wing now counts 3,162 total cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Of these, 1,268, or 40%, were recorded in the past two weeks. A total of 861 of these cases are active infections as of Monday, according to county officials. In Morrison County, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 2,116 COVID-19 cases, 937, or 44.3%, of which came in the last two weeks.

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In the seven-county region as a whole, total confirmed cases surpassed 10,000 over the weekend, now sitting at 10,849. The last two weeks saw 4,170 of those cases confirmed, accounting for 38.4% of all cases recorded since March. This includes both Crow Wing and Morrison as well as Aitkin, Cass, Mille Lacs, Todd and Wadena counties.

Crow Wing County recorded nine new hospitalizations since Friday for a total of 138 residents. This represents 4.4% of all cases reported in the county. Another notable change in case data Monday was a significant increase in Crow Wing residents whose infections are considered part of community outbreaks. That number jumped from 72 to 191, an increase of 119.

COVID-19 data as of Nov. 23

  • Aitkin โ€” 689 (+95 since Friday, Nov. 20), with 23 (+4) deaths.

  • Cass โ€” 1,201 (+107), with eight deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 3,162 (+253), with 30 (+2) deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 1,328 (+127), with 30 deaths.

  • Morrison โ€” 2,116 (+182), with 21 (+1) deaths.

  • Todd โ€” 1,653 (+99), with 12 deaths.

  • Wadena โ€” 700 (+62), with six deaths.

NOTE: These numbers are cumulative since March 21 and many are out of isolation.

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