Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Todd County Surge to Near 300; Wednesday COVID-19 Update

Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Todd County Surge to Near 300; Wednesday COVID-19 Update Click to Enlarge

(Undated) -- Wednesday's COVID-19 update from the Minnesota Department of Health shows 33 new deaths--an uptick from the 18 reported Tuesday--and 510 new positive cases for 22-thousand-646 total positive cases and 932 total deaths in Minnesota. There are nearly 600 people hospitalized--598 as of Wednesday and 260 of those in ICU's.

There are now 219,532 tests completed across the state.

New Local Cases Wednesday

Todd County reported 76 new cases Wednesday moving the positive case total to just under 300 (296). Todd County reported Friday that testing had begun at Long Prairie Packing among employees of the plant and that Todd County Health & Human Services were working in partnership with Lakewood Health System and Long Prairie Packing to test all employees for the SARS CoV2 virus, the virus that causes COVIDÔÇÉ19. The purpose of the testing is to find those workers who are infectious with the virus and to isolate them by having them stay home to limit the spread of the disease in the plant and the community. 170 employees were tested Thursday, and an estimated 160 more were tested on Friday.

Clay County reported 21 new cases Wednesday pushing their total postive case count over 400 (406) and no new deaths reported in Clay County which has 25 COVID-related deaths. Otter Tail reports 3 new cases for a total of 62 positive cases. Becker County remains at a total of 37 positive cases Wednesday.

Wadena County this Wednesday holds at 8 positive cases and Mahnomen County holds at five positive cases and has had one death.

Wednesday COVID-19 Cases In North Dakota

North Dakota health officials Wednesday report two new deaths and 17 new positive cases. The total number of cases is at 2439 and 56 North Dakota residents have died due to the novel coronavirus.

North Dakota has now conducted 67-thousand-340 tests.

Cass County reported 16 of the 17 new cases for a total of 1596 postive cases Wednesday.

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