Situation Update for Thursday, Dec. 3

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 6,166 new COVID-19 infections today, bringing the state’s case total to 333,626.

Ninety-two new COVID-19 deaths were also reported, a new single-day record, bringing the death toll to 3,784.

Forty-eight of today’s deaths were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all deaths, 2,522 were residents of these facilities.

Of all cases, 24,217 were health care workers.

Over 4.379 million COVID-19 tests have been completed so far, with over 2.576 million people tested. Yesterday, over 50,000 tests were completed.

To date, 290,019 COVID-19 patients no longer need isolation.

MDH reported one new death in Cass County today, a resident in their early 80s, one new death in Clearwater County, a resident in their early 90s, and one new death in Hubbard County, a resident in their late 70s.

Thirty-two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Beltrami County today, for a total of 2,307; 36 new cases in Cass County, for a total of 1,535; 14 new cases in Clearwater County, for a total of 554; and 20 new cases in Hubbard County, for a total of 1,197.


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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