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Becker County's COVID-19 cases increase to 22

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Mahnomen County has its first recorded death related to COVID-19, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. The county has only recorded two positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

The number of people with positive COVID-19 tests in Becker County also increased to 22 on Friday, May 10, up seven cases since Tuesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 website. No further information on Friday's four new cases were immediately available.

The two new patients on Thursday were a woman in her 30s and a man in his 40s, according to Becker County Administrator Mike Brethorst. Three of those 18 people have recovered and are no longer in isolation, he added.

The county hasn't received any information on one case in Becker County reported Wednesday by the state department of health.

Positive cases in surrounding counties Friday stood at 21 in Otter Tail; 229 (with 15 deaths) in Clay; four in Wadena; two in Clearwater; two in Mahnomen (with one death); nine in Norman County, and still zero in Hubbard, now one of just three counties in Minnesota without a positive COVID-19 case.


More information and assistance

  • MDH COVID-19 hotline: 651-201-3920 or 800-657-3903. The hotline is available seven days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • School and child care hotline: 651-297-1304 or 800-657-3504
  • COVID-19 discrimination hotline: 833-454-0148

  • MDH COVID-19 website: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html
  • Becker County Public Health is available to answer your questions regarding COVID-19 at 218-847-5628, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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