Douglas County picked up eight new cases of COVID-19 in one day.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the county had 83 confirmed cases as of July 15 compared to 75 cases the previous day. None of the new cases were in congregate living facilities.
Cases in Pope County also ticked upward, going from 14 to 19 in one day.
Cases in Grant County, which had just 12 cases on July 6, are also on the rise. Its total increased to 24 by July 10 and now stands at 31. It also reported its first COVID-19 death.
The new totals, as of July 15, in Douglas County and nearby counties compared to one week ago (shown in parenthesis) are as follows:
Douglas — 83 (66). No deaths.
Grant— 31 and 1 death (17 and no deaths).
Otter Tail — 123 and 1 death (95 and 1 death).
Pope — 19 (12). No deaths.
Stearns — 2,575 and 19 deaths (2,429 and 19 deaths).
Stevens — 11 (6). No deaths.
Todd — 405 and 2 deaths (402 and 2 deaths).
The number of Minnesotans who have died from COVID-19 is now 1,518.
The state reported another 12,452 tests on Wednesday. More than 790,000 tests have now been conducted. At the current rate the state is poised have conducted over one million tests by the start of August.
The number of Minnesotans hospitalized with COVID-19 is now 254, 106 of whom are in the ICU.
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Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 hotline: 651-201-3920.
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