Two Coronavirus Deaths Reported in Itasca County

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.– Itasca County leaders say that area has seen its first two deaths from COVID-19.

Itasca County says both cases were males with one in his 80s and the other in his 90s. To maintain privacy for the victims, the county isn’t releasing their names or what cities they lived in.

The county also says it is now up to 40 positive cases after reporting 22 last week.

“We express our condolences to the families of these gentlemen,” said Itasca County Public Health Division Manager Kelly Chandler. “We recognize the seriousness of this pandemic and are working with partners in the Itasca area to respond.”

Many of the cases in Itasca County are associated with care facilities.

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