Crow Wing, Todd counties see most increases in COVID-19 cases – Brainerd Dispatch

Crow Wing County continued to see the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 increase.

As of Sunday, May 31, Crow Wing County added six cases, rising from 65 on Friday to 71 cases as of the Sunday update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Todd County cases grew by 14, rising from 302 cases as of Friday to 316 cases as of Sunday. The large quantity of cases in Todd compared to other area counties is likely due to an outbreak at Long Prairie Packing Co. reported Friday, May 22. It is not yet clear how many cases are linked to the beef processing plant, which has 630 employees.

Aitkin, Cass, and Morrison counties each added one case since Friday. Wadena County added two cases and Mille Lacs County remained unchanged. Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, the health department notes, adding that this means data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who have or had COVID-19.

  • Aitkin — 8.

  • Cass — 14, with three deaths.

  • Crow Wing — 71, with two deaths.

  • Mille Lacs — 19, with one death.

  • Morrison — 46.

  • Todd — 316.

  • Wadena — 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.

  • Number of tests — 249,519.

  • Total positive cases — 24,850.

  • Positive health care workers — 2,690.

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

  • Currently hospitalized — 555, with 257 in intensive care.

  • Total cases requiring hospitalization — 3,047.

  • Total deaths — 1,040.

  • Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living — 848.

  • No longer needing isolation — 18,695.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

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