New cases arise in 4 area counties
Crow Wing County saw its first hospitalization in several weeks.
Coronavirus case numbers edged up again in four of seven area counties as of Tuesday, June 23.
The Minnesota Department of Health reported new laboratory-confirmed cases in Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties between Monday and Tuesday. Todd added four new cases, bringing its total to 392, while Crow Wing added three new cases for 97 total. Wadena County, which before the weekend’s addition of two cases had not seen a new case of COVID-19 since the end of May, added two more for a total of 14 there. Morrison County’s total increased by one case to 56.
Other changes to Crow Wing County’s statistics include one more long-term care resident who tested positive and a new hospitalization. This is the first county resident hospitalized for the disease in several weeks, according to data provided by the county.
COVID-19 data as of June 23
Aitkin — 13 cases (+0 since Sunday, June 21).
Cass — 11 (+0), with two deaths.
Crow Wing — 97 (+3), with 11 deaths.
Mille Lacs — 30 (+0), with one death.
Morrison — 56 (+1), with one death.
Todd — 392 (+4), with two deaths.
Wadena — 14 (+2).
NOTE: Case 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 — 520,045.
Total positive cases — 33,469.
Positive health care workers — 3,428.
Age ranges with greatest numbers of cases — 30-39 years old, with 20% of cases; and 20-29 years old, with 19.8% of cases.
Currently hospitalized — 339, with 158 in intensive care.
Total cases requiring hospitalization — 3,860.
Total deaths — 1,393.
Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living — 1,101.
No longer needing isolation — 29,399.
Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.
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