Situation Update for Tuesday, June 23

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 245 new cases of COVID-19 and nine newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 33,469 and 1,393 deaths.

Of those deaths, 1,101 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 3,428 were health care workers.

Approximately 520,045 have been tested for COVID-19, with 7,261 completed within the last 24 hours.

To date, 29,399 COVID patients no longer need to be isolated, and COVID patients in the ICU continue to decrease in number. Today, there are 339 COVID patients in hospitals, and of those, 158 are in ICU.

By subtracting those out of isolation and deaths from the cumulative total, that leaves 2,677 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

MDH reported no new cases of COVID-19 or deaths in north central Minnesota.

Beltrami County has had 25 cases, Cass County has had 12 with two deaths, Clearwater County has had six cases, Hubbard County has had five cases, Itasca County has had 59 with 12 deaths, Koochiching County has had nine cases, Mahnomen County has had six cases with one death, and Roseau County has had six cases.

Lake of the Woods County on the Canadian border remains the only Minnesota county without a single COVID-19 case.


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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