Situation Update for Friday, Nov. 6

The Minnesota Department of Health reported a record-breaking 5,313 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 141 new probable cases, bringing the state’s case totals to 169,230 confirmed and 1,077 probable cases.

Thirty-six new COVID deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,591.

Of those deaths, 1,800 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 15,610 were health care workers.

Almost 2 million Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19, with almost 3 million PCR and over 38,000 antigen tests completed. Yesterday, 44,700 PCR tests and 1,020 antigen tests were completed.

To date, 139,190 COVID patients no longer need to be isolated.

MDH reported 40 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county’s case total to 1,153 confirmed, one probable case and 13 deaths.

Beltrami County Emergency Management reports that there have been 171 new COVID-19 cases in the county this week alone, and 224 cases are actively being monitored. Five of these cases currently need hospitalization. The current case rate, according to local figures for the two-week period ending Nov. 5, is near 70.

Three COVID deaths were reported in the region today, the eighth Hubbard County death, a resident in their late 80s; the third Mahnomen County death, a resident in their late 70s; and the first Roseau County death, a resident in their late 70s.

Forty new confirmed cases were reported in Cass County, for a total of 614 confirmed, one probable case and five deaths; eight new cases in Clearwater County, total of 196 confirmed and one death; and 19 new cases in Hubbard County, for a total of 580 confirmed cases and one probable case.

Itasca is reporting 39 new cases, for a total of 992 confirmed cases and 17 deaths; one new case in Lake of the Woods County, for a total of 56 confirmed, two probable cases and one death; three new cases in Mahnomen County, for a total of 149 confirmed and three deaths; and 21 confirmed and 10 probable new cases in Roseau County, for a total of 446 confirmed and 55 probable cases.

 

 


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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