St. Louis County has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Louis County have more than doubled from five last Thursday to 12 on Monday.
In the same time period, statewide totals jumped from 346 to 576 cases, with a total of 10 deaths, according to the Minnesota Health Department.
On Monday, a St. Louis County spokesperson described the latest people infected with the coronavirus. One is a male in his early 40s who is connected to an earlier confirmed case. The other is a female in her mid-20s. Her case is travel connected. Both people are recovering at home.
Five new cases of COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus, were announced Sunday. St. Louis County officials said in a press release that day that those cases were linked to a woman in her early 60s who is now hospitalized for treatment, in addition to two men and two women — all in their 20s and 30s — who are recovering at home.