Situation Update for Monday, Jan. 4

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 3,148 new cases of COVID-19 today and 13 new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 423,688 and the death toll to 5,443.

Of all deaths, 3,506 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 32,727 were health care workers.

Today’s data comes from around 10,000 tests completed yesterday. Over 3 million Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19, with 5.723 million tests completed so far.

Since March, 405,556 COVID patients no longer need isolation.

MDH reported 20 new cases in Beltrami County today, 10 new cases in Cass County, and four new cases in Hubbard County.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 2,931 cases and 43 deaths, Cass County has had 1,958 cases and 20 deaths, Clearwater County has had 662 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,407 cases and 37 deaths.

COVID-19 case rates in north-central Minnesota are dropping well below the level they were at last month.

The state’s county-by-county spreadsheet shows Beltrami County just below 70 cases per 10,000 people for the two-week period ending Dec. 19.

Cass County’s latest rate was 66, Clearwater’s rate was 41, and Hubbard’s rate was 51.

As of New Year’s Eve, Beltrami County was monitoring 81 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 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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