Situation Update for Thursday, Nov. 5

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 3,872 new confirmed and 84 new probable cases today, bringing the state’s total case counts to 163,929 confirmed and 936 probable cases.

Twenty-five new COVID deaths were also reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,555.

Of those deaths, 1,777 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 15,435 were health care workers.

Almost 3 million PCR and 37,178 antigen tests have been completed so far, with about 32,000 PCR tests and 2,500 antigen tests completed Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Two COVID deaths in the region were reported by MDH today, the 13th death in Beltrami County, a resident in their late 80s, and the seventh death in Hubbard County, a resident in their late 70s.

Two COVID deaths in the region were reported by MDH yesterday, the 12th death in Beltrami County, a resident in their early 70s, and and the sixth death in Hubbard County, a resident in their early 90s.

Forty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Beltrami County today, bringing the county’s case totals to 1,115 confirmed cases and one probable case.

The latest case rate for Beltrami County, for the two-week period ending Oct. 24, increased to 50.52, from 49.22.

MDH reported 38 new COVID cases in Cass County, bringing their total to 575 confirmed cases, one probable case and five deaths. Cass County’s case rate increased from 34.11 to 46.86.

Fourteen new cases were reported in Clearwater County, bringing their total to 187 confirmed cases and one death. Clearwater County’s case rate increased from 56.74 to 88.52.

In Hubbard County, 16 new cases were reported, bringing their total to 560 confirmed and one probable case. Hubbard’s case rate increased from 78.61 to 94.43.

Thirty-one new cases reported in Itasca County, for a total of 954 confirmed cases and 17 deaths, as the case rate decreased from 47.78 to 40.93; six new cases in Koochiching, total of 197 confirmed cases and five death, and a case rate decrease from 26.10 to 15.82; one new case in Lake of the Woods County, for a total of 55 confirmed, two probable cases and one death, as the case rate decreased from 26.25 to 21.00; four new cases in Mahnomen County, total of 146 confirmed cases and two deaths, as the case rate decreased from 69.02 to 65.38; and 34 new cases in Roseau County, for a total of 425 confirmed and 45 probable cases, as the case rate increased from 46.57 to 111.24.


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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