Situation Update for Monday, Sept. 14

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 643 new cases of COVID-19 today and three new COVID-related deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 84,949 cases and 1,922 deaths.

Of those deaths, 1,398 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 9,201 were health care workers.

Over 1.724 million tests have been administered so far, with over 1.243 million people tested. Yesterday, just over 17,000 tests were completed.

To date, 78,238 COVID patients have been released from isolation.

There are 135 COVID patients in ICUs today, and 98 others in non-critical hospitalization settings. The non-critical hospitalization number is the lowest it’s been since April 13.

MDH recorded nine new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County over the weekend, bringing the county’s total to 353 with three deaths.

Last Friday afternoon, Beltrami County Emergency Management reported the county was monitoring 17 active cases of COVID-19, no hospitalizations, and recorded four deaths. The fourth death has not yet been included on the MDH website.

Over the weekend, seven new cases were added to Cass County’s count, bringing their total to 119 with three deaths; two new cases in Clearwater, total of 24 cases; three new cases in Hubbard County, total of 55 cases; 20 new cases in Itasca County, total of 248 with 13 deaths; and nine new cases in Roseau County, total of 104 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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