Crow Wing County officials confirmed the second death in the county due to COVID-19 Friday, May 29.
The patient was a female in her 60s, but no other information was released as of Friday afternoon.
Crow Wing County reported 65 cases as of Friday, with patients ranging in age from 2-98. The majority of cases are in patients over the age of 50. Eight patients were hospitalized as of Friday, and 36 were no longer in isolation.
Todd County topped 300 cases, with the Minnesota Department of Health reporting 302 cases as of Friday. 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. At that time, the county had 140 cases. It is not yet clear how many cases are linked to the beef processing plant, which has 630 employees.
Cass County reported two new cases Thursday, May 28, in a 47-year-old male and 58-year-old female. The county’s official count only increased by one to 13, though, as the 10th case originally reported was removed from the county’s list Thursday, when the patient was determined not to be a Cass County resident. The department of health is working to determine if the patient identified with the 12th case is technically a county resident.
Aitkin — 7.
Cass — 13, with three deaths.
Crow Wing — 65, with two deaths.
Mille Lacs — 19, with one death.
Morrison — 45.
Todd — 302.
Wadena — 8.
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 — 233,973.
Total positive cases — 23,531.
Positive health care workers — 2,603.
Age range with greatest number of cases — 30-39 years old, with 20% of cases.
Currently hospitalized — 592, with 259 in intensive care.
Total deaths — 996.
Deaths among those in long-term care or assisted living — 811.
No longer needing isolation — 16,930.
Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.