Situation Update for Monday, Feb. 15

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 611 new COVID-19 cases in the state today and two new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 474,169 and the death toll to 6,378.

Of all deaths, 4,016 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,253 were health care workers.

Today’s data comes after over 18,000 tests were completed yesterday. Over 3.371 million Minnesotans have been tested, with 6.990 million tests completed.

Over 460,000 of the state’s COVID-19 patients no longer need isolation.

Restaurants are now allowed by the state to stay open until 11 p.m. Indoor entertainment venues, pools, and gyms also now will have a 250 person limit, or 25 percent capacity. The state will also allow private events to host up to 50 people, while keeping a 25 percent capacity limit in place.

Capacity at dining establishments and private venues was also expanded by executive order.  Since Saturday, indoor capacity limit at restaurants will be 250 people, but still not be allowed to exceed 50 percent capacity.

MDH reported five new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today and three new cases in Hubbard County.

Beltrami County Emergency Management said on Friday that they were currently monitoring 39 cases among county residents, with one resident hospitalized.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,294 cases and 48 deaths, Cass County has had 2,147 cases and 24 deaths, Clearwater County has had 706 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,585 cases and 39 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.


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