Situation Update for Monday, Feb. 8

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 564 new COVID-19 cases today and three new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 468,682 and the death toll to 6,302.

Of all deaths, 3,972 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 36,988 were health care workers.

Today’s data comes after 18,500 tests were completed Sunday. Over 3.321 million Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19, with 6.798 million tests completed.

Over 454,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

MDH is reporting three new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,251 cases and 48 deaths, Cass County has had 2,135 cases and 24 deaths, Clearwater County has had 697 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,560 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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