Situation Update for Thursday, Nov. 19

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 7,877 new infections of COVID-19 today, a new single-day record, with 7,589 new confirmed and 288 new probable cases, bringing the state’s case total to 249,906, with 246,227 confirmed cases and 3,679 probable cases.

Seventy-two COVID deaths were reported today, a new single-day record, bringing the state’s death toll to 3,082. Fifty-one of today’s deaths were in nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

Of all deaths, 2,117 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of all cases, 19,197 were health care workers.

Over 3.601 million COVID tests have been completed, with 3.535 million PCR tests and about 67,000 antigen tests completed in total. Yesterday, about 55,000 PCR and 1,700 antigen tests were completed.

The fourth Clearwater County COVID death was reported today, a resident in their early 90s. The sixteenth and seventeenth COVID deaths in Hubbard County, one a resident in their late 80s, and the other a resident in their early 90s.

The 21st COVID death in Itasca County was also reported, a resident in their late 70s, and the fourth in Mahnomen County, a resident in their late 70s.

Thirty-three new COVID-19 cases were reported today in Beltrami County, for a total of 1,653 confirmed cases, six probable cases and 13 deaths. Beltrami County was monitoring 212 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon.

Forty-three new cases were reported in Cass County, for a total of 1,055 confirmed cases, two probable cases and eight deaths; 14 new cases in Clearwater County, for a total of 383 confirmed and four probable cases; and 14 new confirmed and one new probable case in Hubbard County, for a total of 840 confirmed and three probable cases.

Forty-two new confirmed cases and one new probable case were reported in Itasca County, for a total of 1,531 confirmed and two probable cases; eight new cases in Koochiching County, for a total of 299 confirmed cases, one probable case and five deaths; six new cases in Mahnomen County, for a total of 216 cases; and 16 new confirmed and two new probable cases in Roseau County, for a total of 730 confirmed cases, 96 probable cases and one death.


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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