Situation Update for Monday, April 5

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,385 new COVID-19 cases today and ten new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 527,650 and the death toll to 6,885.

Since no new data was reported Easter Sunday, April 4, MDH said, “Today’s post will be for data analyzed and reported out as of Saturday, April 3. Due to a technical issue on Saturday, April 3, fewer cases than normal were able to be processed. The numbers posted on Monday, April 5, may be lower and cases posted Tuesday, April 6, may be higher as a result.

Of the ten deaths reported today, seven were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. There have been 4,293 deaths among residents so far.

On Saturday, around 37,000 tests completed. Over 3.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19, with over 8.3 million tests completed.

Over 504,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

Beltrami County Public Health was monitoring 76 cases of COVID-19 with four county residents hospitalized as of Friday. For the week ending April 2, 79 new cases were reported in the last week.

MDH reported eight new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today, eight new cases in Cass County, one new case in Clearwater County and two new cases in Hubbard County.

As of Friday, Beltrami County had almost 11,000 residents who have completed the COVID-19 vaccine series, with almost 16,000 receiving at least one dose.

Over 2,000 Clearwater County residents have completed their vaccine series, as have 4,000 Hubbard County residents and 6,000 Cass County residents.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,591 COVID-19 cases and 55 deaths, Cass County has had 2,350 cases and 26 deaths, Clearwater County has had 747 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,648 cases and 41 deaths.

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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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