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Morrison County leads in area case increases

Thirty-three new COVID-19 cases were reported in the past week among seven area counties.

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More than 30 new cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus were reported in the last week in the seven-county area.

Morrison County saw the highest number of new cases since July 7, adding eight. Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties each added seven new cases, Cass County added four, and Todd and Wadena counties each added three case confirmations. Aitkin County has one new case.

In Crow Wing County, one more hospitalization has occurred, bringing the total number of residents hospitalized since late March to 13. The origins of another COVID-19 case in the county are believed to be travel-related, changing that statistic to nine travel-related cases.

Monday, July 13, saw county officials releasing more specific information on the age ranges of positive COVID-19 cases among Crow Wing residents. While those over 50 years old still account for the majority of coronavirus cases — 62 out of 115, or 54% — those between the ages of 30-49 account for 27 cases and ages 19-29, 24 cases.

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COVID-19 data as of July 13

  • Aitkin — 16 (+1 since Tuesday, July 7).

  • Cass — 20 (+4).

  • Crow Wing — 115 (+7), with 12 deaths.

  • Mille Lacs — 41 (+7), with two deaths.

  • Morrison — 69 (+8), with one death.

  • Todd — 404 (+3), with two deaths.

  • Wadena — 18 (+3).

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 — 768,989.

  • Total positive cases — 42,772.

  • Positive health care workers — 4,104.

  • Age range with greatest number of cases — 20-29 years old, with 23% of cases.

  • Currently hospitalized — 247, with 114 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization — 4,424.

  • Total deaths — 1,504, with 38 probable deaths.

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

  • No longer needing isolation — 37,199.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.


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