Situation Update for Monday, July 6

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 434 new cases of COVID-19 today, and three new deaths attributed to the virus.

Cumulatively, the state has had 38,569 cases, 1,474 deaths, and 33,907 patients no longer need to be isolated.

Of those deaths, 1,156 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities, and of those cases, 3,790 were health care workers.

Since the outbreak began in Minnesota, 4,219 have been hospitalized for COVID-19. As of today, there are 258 hospitalized, and of those, 125 are in ICU.

MDH reported one new COVID-19 case in Clearwater County, bringing their cumulative total to 8; one new case in Hubbard County, bringing the cumulative total to seven; and one new case in Mahnomen County, bringing their cumulative total to nine with one death.

Beltrami County has had 30 cases, Cass County has had 16 with two deaths, Itasca County has had 64 cases with 12 deaths, Koochiching County has had 15 cases and one death, and Roseau County has had 16 cases.

Lake of the Woods County is still the only Minnesota county without a single confirmed COVID case.

WoodsEdge Senior Living complex in Beltrami County has been identified by MDH as having an exposure to COVID-19, as has The Emeralds at Grand Rapids, the Mahnomen Health Center and the Good Samaritan Society in International Falls. Exposure at a congregate care facility, according to the MDH website, is defined as a person diagnosed with COVID-19 who either visited, worked, or lived at the facility while they were contagious.


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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