Situation Update for Thursday, April 29

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,921 new COVID-19 cases today and 15 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 573,938 and the death toll to 7,129.

Seven of today’s newly reported deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facility. There have been 4,365 deaths in these types of facilities.

Today’s data comes after around 49,000 tests were completed yesterday. More than 4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, with nearly 9.2 million tests completed.

More than 552,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

One of today’s newly reported deaths was a Beltrami County resident in their early 70s.

MDH reported four new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today, 12 new cases in Cass County, five new cases in Clearwater County, and six new cases in Hubbard County.

For the two-week period ending April 17, Beltrami County had 30.14 COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people, an increase of less than one point from the previous report.

Cass County’s rate increased about four points to 49.96, Clearwater County’s rate rose 13 points to 34.04, and Hubbard County’s rate rose 12 points to 37.39.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,807 cases and 58 deaths, Cass County has had 2,609 cases and 26 deaths, Clearwater County has had 830 cases and 15 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,790 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 family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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