The first death in a COVID-19 case in Cass County was reported as of Sunday, May 10.

Todd County continued to see the largest increase as its cases rose from 29 on Friday to 36.

Cases by county as of May 10

  • Aitkin — 2.

  • Cass — 8, with 1 death.

  • Crow Wing — 23, with 1 death.

  • Mille Lacs — 7, with 1 death.

  • Morrison — 14.

  • Todd — 36.

  • Wadena — 4.

Compiled from Minnesota Department of Health data and county sources.

Symptoms, recommendations and resources

In a majority of cases, COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. Health officials recommend individuals and families make a plan in case someone gets sick. They also suggest following the same steps for avoiding the flu:

  • Stay home and away from others if sick.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with an elbow or a tissue.

  • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water.

  • Avoid touching the face.

The Minnesota Department of Health has set up COVID-19 hotlines available every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • School and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504.

  • Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.

Visit cdc.gov and health.state.mn.us for more information about COVID-19.