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County Covid-19 cases still rising


September 25, 2020

After a slowdown last week, positive COVID-19 cases in Carlton County increased rapidly over the past week, rising from 219 total cases on Sept. 16 to 246 on Wednesday, Sept. 23. That’s a jump of 27 in a week, versus nine the week before.

The rise is reflected in statewide numbers too. The state reported 690 positive cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 92,100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota so far.

More than 200,000 people in the U.S. have died from Covid-19. In Minnesota, 1,985 people have died. Carlton County has still only reported one death from the virus since March.


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