Situation Update for Monday, May 10

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,191 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths.

In total, the state has had 588,952 cases and 7,231 deaths.

Today’s data comes after more than 15,000 tests were completed yesterday.

More than 4.1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 with 9.5 million tests completed.

More than 570,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

MDH reported two new cases in Beltrami County today, three new cases in Cass County, two new cases in Clearwater County, and six new cases in Hubbard County.

The Beltrami County COVID response team will discontinue their weekly snapshots of active cases in the area.

“As conditions around COVID-19 have continued to move in a favorable direction, the information remains relatively the same,” read the post.

As of Friday, 72 cases were actively being monitored in Beltrami County, with four county residents hospitalized for COVID-19.

“While things are improving, we want to make it clear that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic and things could worsen again,” continued the COVID response team.

“Despite widespread vaccination efforts, many people have opted not to receive the vaccine.”

As of Saturday, 52 percent of the eligible population in Beltrami County (anyone 16 years and older) had at least started their vaccination series, with 16,225 completing the series.

In Clearwater County, 42 percent of the eligible population has started their COVID-19 vaccine series, in Cass County, 47 percent, and in Hubbard County, 44 percent.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,912 COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths, Cass County has had 2,694 cases and 28 deaths, Clearwater County has had 863 cases and 16 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,869 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 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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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