Situation Update for Friday, April 30

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,877 new COVID-19 cases today and 16 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 575,812 and the death toll to 7,144.

Two of today’s reported deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There have been 4,367 deaths in these types of facilities.

Today’s data comes after around 41,000 tests were completed yesterday. More than 4 million people have been tested for COVID-19, with 9.2 million tests completed.

More than 553,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

One of today’s reported COVID deaths was a Cass County resident in their late 80s.

MDH is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today, eight new cases in Cass County, three new cases in Clearwater County and seven new cases in Hubbard County.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,820 COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths, Cass County has had 2,618 cases and 27 deaths, Clearwater County has had 833 cases and 15 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,797 cases and 41 deaths.

On the vaccination front, more than 2.5 million Minnesotans have received at least one of their COVID-19 vaccine doses, with more than 1.8 million completing the series. Fifty-seven percent of the state’s population over the age of 16 has received at least one dose.

In Beltrami County, nearly 15,000 have completed the vaccine series, with 51 percent of the population 16 or older receiving at least one dose.

In Cass County, nearly 9,000 completed the series with 45 percent of the 16+ population receiving at least one dose. Clearwater County is reporting 39 percent of their 16+ population receiving at least one dose, with nearly 2,600 completing the series. Hubbard County is reporting 43 percent of their 16+ population receiving at least one dose, with 6,300 completing the series.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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