Situation Update for Tuesday, June 2

The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed 310 new COVID-19 cases today and 22 newly reported deaths from COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total to 25,508 cases and 1,072 deaths.

Of those deaths, 866 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of the positive cases, 2,764 were confirmed to be health care workers who contracted the viral disease over the course of the outbreak.

To date, 258,747 have been tested for COVID-19, and 20,381 have recovered to the point they no longer need to be isolated.

By subtracting the recovered and the deaths from the total cumulative case count, that leaves 4,055 active cases across the state.

There are currently 537 Minnesotans hospitalized for COVID-19 and of those, 248 are in the ICU.

Locally, MDH reported one new case in Beltrami County and one new case in Hubbard County.

Sanford Bemidji reported the first hospitalization for COVID-19 was admitted Sunday. Read more about it here.

Cumulative totals for local counties are:

Beltrami, 16; Cass, 13 with two deaths; Clearwater, three; Hubbard, three; Itasca, 55 with 10 deaths; Koochiching, nine; Mahnomen, six with 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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