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Todd County sees smallest increase in case numbers in a month

Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties added new cases over the weekend as well.

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With two new cases of COVID-19 reported over the weekend, Todd County marked the smallest increase in its case data since mid-May.

The west-central Minnesota county now counts 373 laboratory confirmed cases of the disease since April 12, when its first two cases were reported. New case reports appear to be leveling off there as of Sunday, June 14, after a precipitous rise in numbers through late May and early June. About three-quarters of the cases in Todd County are associated with outbreaks among employees of meatpacking facilities.

Also adding two cases each over the weekend were Crow Wing and Mille Lacs counties. Crow Wingโ€™s total case count now stands at 90, with 78 of those no longer in isolation or beyond the period for isolation. Among the newly reported cases is another health care worker, bringing the total number of health care workers whoโ€™ve been infected to 17. Both of the new cases were interviewed Friday by Crow Wing County Public Health staff as part of contact tracing efforts, according to county officials.

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Mille Lacs Countyโ€™s total is now 28 cases.

COVID-19 data as of June 14

  • Aitkin โ€” 13 (+0 since Friday).

  • Cass โ€” 11 (+0), with two deaths.

  • Crow Wing โ€” 90 (+2), with nine deaths.

  • Mille Lacs โ€” 28 (+2), with one death.

  • Morrison โ€” 54 (+0), with one death.

  • Todd โ€” 373 (+2), with two deaths.

  • Wadena โ€” 10 (+0).

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€” 417,710.

  • Total positive cases โ€” 30,471.

  • Positive health care workers โ€” 3,164.

  • Age range with greatest number of cases โ€” 30-39 years old, with 20.3% of cases.

  • Currently hospitalized โ€” 369, with 186 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization โ€” 3,610.

  • Total deaths โ€” 1,298.

  • Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living โ€” 1,030.

  • No longer needing isolation โ€” 26,090.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

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