Situation Update for Friday, June 12

The Minnesota Department of Health today reported 490 newly reported COVID-19 cases and 25 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 29,795 cases and 1,274 deaths.

Of those deaths, 1,015 were residents in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 3,102 were health care workers.

Approximately 395,202 COVID tests have been completed, and 25,028 patients have recovered to the point they no longer need to be isolated.

By subtracting the patients out of isolation and the deaths from the state’s cumulative total, that leaves 3,493 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

There are currently 403 patients being treated for COVID in a hospital, and of those, 191 are in ICU. This is the sixth straight day of fewer than 200 COVID patients in the ICU.

There were no newly reported cases or deaths in north central Minnesota over the last 24 hours, according to MDH.

MDH reports Beltrami County has had 21 cases of COVID-19, Cass County 11 and two deaths, Clearwater County three, Hubbard County five, Itasca County 58 and 12 deaths, Koochiching County nine, Mahnomen County six with two deaths, and Roseau County has had six cases.

Lake of the Woods County remains the only Minnesota county without a single COVID-19 case.


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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