New COVID-19 Cases Decrease Slightly, Number of Death Remains in 20s

New COVID-19 Cases Decrease Slightly, Number of Death Remains in 20s

December 5, 2020 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

Within the seven regional counties — Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena — there were 1,552 new cases reported between Nov. 28 and Friday, Dec. 4.

New confirmed cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus among residents in the region dropped this week to the lowest number since the first week of November, but the number of deaths remained in the 20s.

Four more deaths among regional residents were reported Friday within the 61 across the state. The 40th COVID-19-related death in Crow Wing County was a person age 95-99. Two Mille Lacs County residents succumbed, ages 65-69 and 95-99, along with a Cass County resident age 70-74. These four brought the total number of deaths recorded this week in the region to 22, with nine of those Crow Wing County residents.

Within the seven regional counties — Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena — there were 1,552 new cases reported between Nov. 28 and Friday, Dec. 4. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this total also includes an extra day’s worth of case reports from the Minnesota Department of Health. That is 850 fewer cases than those reported two weeks ago between Nov. 14-20 and 267 more cases than the positive results reported Oct. 31-Nov. 6.