Situation Update for Thursday, Jan. 28

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,335 new COVID-19 cases today and 16 new deaths, bringing the state’s case count to 458,633 and the death toll to 6,140.

Of all deaths, 3,900 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 35,873 were health care workers.

Today’s data comes after nearly 48,000 tests were completed yesterday. Over 6 million tests have been completed with over 3 million people tested.

Over 442,000 COVID patients no longer need isolation.

MDH is reporting 13 new COVID-19 cases in Beltrami County today, two new cases in Cass County, one new case in Clearwater County and eight new cases in Hubbard County.

COVID-19 case rates in north-central Minnesota appear to be level or dropping.

For the two-week period ending Jan. 16, Beltrami County’s case rate per 10,000 people decreased by five points to 32.53.

Cass County’s rate dropped by about seven points, to 35.82, Clearwater County’s rate dropped by about 10 points to 22.70, and Hubbard County’s rate increased by three points to 37.39.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,186 cases and 48 deaths, Cass County has had 2,115 cases and 24 deaths, Clearwater County has had 689 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,524 cases and 38 deaths.

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