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COVID-19 continues to spike in Douglas County; 75 cases added in one week

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Douglas County, according to new data released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

The department reported the cumulative number of cases in the county, as of Monday, Sept. 28, was 337. That's 75 additional cases in one week. Here are the daily totals:

Sept. 21 -- 262.

Sept. 22 -- 267.

Sept. 23 -- 278.


Sept. 24 -- 286.

Sept. 25 -- 297.

Sept. 26 -- 310.

Sept. 27 -- 326.

Sept. 28 -- 337.

Horizon Public Health reported that there are now 100 active cases in Douglas County, up 17 cases from Sept. 23.

Surrounding counties have also had an uptick of cases. Here are the Sept. 28 totals compared to a week ago, along with the total number of COVID-19-related deaths:

Grant -- 63 (59), 4 deaths.


Otter Tail -- 462 (400), 4 deaths.

Pope -- 99 (89), 0 deaths.

Stearns -- 4,077 (3,812), 24 deaths.

Stevens -- 104 (93), 1 death.

Todd -- 504 (479), 2 deaths.

Statewide, the cumulative amount of cases stands at 97,638 with 2,015 deaths, as of Sept. 28.

Horizon Public Health urges residents to obey three Ws: Wait six feet apart, wear a face covering and wash hands for 20 seconds.

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Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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