Situation Update for Thursday, Feb. 4

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,410 new COVID-19 cases today and 17 new deaths, bringing the state’s case count to 465,176 and the death toll to 6,251.

Of all deaths, 3,955 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 36,784 were health care workers.

Today’s data comes after over 50,000 tests were completed yesterday. Over 3.288 million Minnesotans have been tested, with 6.679 million tests completed.

Over 450,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

All four counties in the area are reporting new COVID-19 case rates of less than 30.

According to the Safe Learning Plan, for the two-week period ending Jan. 23, Beltrami County had 28.62 new cases per 10,000 people, a decrease of around 4 points from the last report.

Cass County’s rate dropped about nine points, to 26.88, Clearwater County’s dropped 13 points to 9.08, and Hubbard County’s rate dropped by about 13 points to 24.45.

MDH is reporting one new death in Hubbard County, a resident in their late 70s.

MDH is reporting six new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today, six new cases in Cass County, one new case in Clearwater County and 10 new cases in Hubbard County.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,231 cases and 48 deaths, Cass County has had 2,127 cases and 24 deaths, Clearwater County has had 693 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,555 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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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