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Douglas County COVID-19 cases increase by 39 on Wednesday

The county also added one new death on Dec. 9., bringing the death toll to 45.

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After adding just four new COVID-19 cases in Douglas County on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 39 cases were added the following day, Dec. 9.

The county's cumulative number of cases is now at 3,052. Here's the trend since the month began:

Dec. 1 -- 2,716 cases, up 48 cases from the previous day.

Dec. 2 -- 2,784, up 68 cases.

Dec. 3 -- 2,830, up 46 cases.


Dec. 4 -- 2,882, up 52 cases.

Dec. 5 -- 2,918, up 36 cases.

Dec. 6 -- 2,966, up 48 cases.

Dec. 7 -- 3,009, up 43 cases.

Dec. 8 -- 3,013, up 4 cases.

Dec. 9 -- 3,052, up 39 cases.

The county also added one new death on Dec. 9., bringing the death toll to 45. The victim was between the ages of 75 to 79, according to the Minnesota Department of Health . The department doesn't release more detailed information about the deaths, citing patient privacy.

There are 307 active COVID-19 cases in Douglas County as of Dec. 9, a decrease of 27 from the previous day, according to Horizon Public Health.


Statewide, the cumulative number of cases is at 363,719, up 4,516 from Dec. 8. A total of 4,109 people have died from the virus as pf Dec. 9, up 82 from the previous day.

Health experts urge people to wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings, wash their hands often and stay home if they're sick.

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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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