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Todd County reports 1st COVID-19 death

Also seeing new cases Thursday were Crow Wing County with two and Mille Lacs County with one case.

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Todd County, the area county experiencing the highest number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, recorded its first death due to the disease Thursday, June 4.

It also added six new cases for a total of 336. This means the county has 136 cases per 10,000 residents. A number of the cases in Todd County are associated with an outbreak first reported in late May at Long Prairie Packing Co., a beef processing facility in Long Prairie that employs about 630 people.

Also seeing new cases Thursday were Crow Wing County with two and Mille Lacs County with one case. Cass Countyโ€™s figures were adjusted down again as a case was reassigned to a different county. That county now stands at 11 total cases after at one point reporting 14. Cass has the lowest rate of cases per 10,000 residents of seven area counties, with 3.69.

Changes to Crow Wing Countyโ€™s statistics include one more infected health care worker for a total of 13 residents who work in health care, and one more long-term care resident for a total of 26.

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Data as of June 4

  • Aitkin โ€” 11.

  • Cass โ€” 11, with two deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 76, with four deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 23, with one death.

  • Morrison โ€” 48.

  • Todd โ€” 336, with one death.

  • Wadena โ€” 10.

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 โ€” 275,622.

  • Total positive cases โ€” 26,273.

  • Positive health care workers โ€” 2,851.

  • Age range with greatest number of cases โ€” 30-39 years old, with 20% of cases.

  • Currently hospitalized โ€” 512, with 244 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization โ€” 3,253.

  • Total deaths โ€” 1,115.

  • Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living โ€” 896.

  • No longer needing isolation โ€” 21,490.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

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