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Health dept. records 10th consecutive day of area COVID-19 deaths

Crow Wing County officials reported three new hospitalizations among county residents Tuesday, bringing the total number to 55.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27, marked the 10th consecutive day with at least one area resident among those whoโ€™ve died due to complications associated with COVID-19 as new cases continue to skyrocket in north-central Minnesota.

A resident of Morrison County between the ages of 80 and 84 succumbed to the disease caused by the coronavirus, the 63rd death occurring among residents of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.

Confirmed cases reported between Saturday and Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the seven-county area amounted to 392, an 11% increase in the total number of all cases reported since late March. Two-thirds of those cases occurred in Crow Wing, Morrison and Todd counties โ€” the three with the steepest inclines in case numbers.

Crow Wing County officials reported three new hospitalizations among county residents Tuesday, bringing the total number to 55. Twenty-four Crow Wing County residents have been hospitalized in the month of October, an average of nearly one for every day.

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COVID-19 data as of Oct. 27

  • Aitkin โ€” 186 (+21 since Friday, Oct. 23), with two deaths.

  • Cass โ€” 390 (+33), with five deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 1,060 (+80), with 22 (+1) deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 427 (+40), with 15 (+1) deaths.

  • Morrison โ€” 776 (+82), with 10 (+2) deaths.

  • Todd โ€” 865 (+96), with six (+1) deaths.

  • Wadena โ€” 255 (+40), with three deaths.

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

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