Isanti County Public Health has confirmed its first death caused by COVID-19.
According to the county, the death occurred September 24, and the resident was reported to be in their 50s.
Mo Spike, Health Services Supervisor, said, “I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends who are grieving. Our entire Isanti County community is grieving with you.”
Spike went onto ask residents in a press release to keep up safety precautions as Isanti County sees a rise in cases.
“Isanti County has recently been seeing increasing cases of COVID-19. This underscores the importance of continuing to take protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Protective measures work best as a layered approach. Social distancing or masking alone is not enough.”
The county had 319 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of September 30.
A continued breakdown of cases across East Central Minnesota counties has Pine County with 355 (at least 179 of those cases are located in FCI Sandstone and Willow River facility), Chisago County with 517, Aitkin County with 84, and Kanabec with 128 confirmed cases.