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Douglas County reports first COVID-19 death

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Douglas County has reported its first death from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

The victim was a person age 50 to 59, according to information posted Saturday, Aug. 8, by the Minnesota Department of Health on its daily coronavirus update.

The death was among eight reported Saturday in Minnesota on Saturday, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,648.

Douglas County has reported a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic broke out earlier this year. The number of cases reported in the county has more than doubled since the end of June.

The reported a total of 924 new cases Saturday, bring the statewide total to 60,101.

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The case count for other nearby counties:

Grant: 53 (3 deaths)

Otter Tail: 193 (3 deaths)

Pope: 46 (0 deaths)

Stearns: 2,886 (20 deaths)

Stevens: 18 (0 deaths)

Todd: 424 (2 deaths)

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