Situation Update for Thursday, Feb. 11

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 907 new COVID-19 infections today and 24 new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 470,803 and the death toll to 6,343.

Of all deaths, 3,996 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 37,103 were health care workers.

Today’s data comes after 43,000 tests were completed yesterday. Over 3.337 million Minnesotans have been tested for COVID-19, with 6.871 million tests completed.

Nearly 457,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

MDH reported 10 new COVID cases in Beltrami County today, two new cases in Cass County, one new case in Clearwater County and seven new cases in Hubbard County.

New cases per 10,000 people, or case rate, in the four-county area appear to be leveling off or dropping for the two-week period ending Jan. 30.

Beltrami County’s rate dropped about five points to 24.29, Cass County’s rate dropped 10 points to 16.54, Clearwater County’s rate stayed at 9.08 and Hubbard County’s rate dropped about two points to 22.05.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,266 COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths, Cass County has had 2,139 cases and 24 deaths, Clearwater County has had 699 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,575 cases and 39 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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