Situation Update for Monday, Oct. 26

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 1,750 and reported eight probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s case counts to 134,993 confirmed and 379 probable cases.

Four new deaths were reported today, bringing the death toll to 2,353.

Of those deaths, 1,649 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 13,574 were health care workers.

Over 2.710 million COVID tests have been completed so far, with over 2.684 million PCR tests and 26,163 antigen tests. Yesterday, over 23,000 PCR tests and 180 antigen tests were completed.

To date, 120,421 COVID patients have been released from isolation.

MDH recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Beltrami County today, bringing the county’s case total to 900 confirmed cases, one probable case and seven deaths.

As of Friday, Beltrami Public Health reported they were monitoring 121 active cases, with nine hospitalized. At that point, 743 of the county’s COVID cases were out of isolation. Beltrami County and the Red Lake Nation are part of the state’s pilot in-home saliva testing program. Find out more here.

MDH reported seven new cases in Cass County, bringing their total to 377 cases and five deaths; three new cases in Clearwater County, total of 114 cases; five new cases in Hubbard County, for a total of 396 with two deaths; ten new cases in Itasca County, total of 736 with 17 deaths; one new case in Koochiching County, total of 170 cases and four deaths; three new cases in Mahnomen County, total of 116 cases and two deaths; and one new case in roseau County, total of 265 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 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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