Situation Update for Tuesday, June 30

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 444 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and six newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 36,303 cases and 1,441 deaths.

Of those deaths, 1,131 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 3,638 were health care workers.

Approximately 605,316 have been tested for COVID-19, and 31,601 patients no longer need to be isolated.

By subtracting those released from isolation and those who have died, that leaves 3,261 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

There are currently 136 COVID patients in the ICU today, and including those, 270 hospitalizations across the state. At 136 ICU patients, that’s the lowest number it’s been since May 2.

MDH reported one new case in Cass County, bringing the cumulative total to 13 with two deaths. MDH also reported one new case in Itasca County, bringing the cumulative total to 65 with 12 deaths, and one new case in Koochiching County, bringing the total to 13 with one death.

Beltrami County has had 27 cases, and at last report, the county was monitoring four active cases.

Clearwater County has had seven cases, Hubbard County has had five, Mahnomen County has had seven with one death, and Roseau County has had six cases.

Lake of the Woods is still the only Minnesota county without a confirmed COVID case.

Gov. Walz announced yesterday that the state had reached the milestone of developing daily capacity of 20,000 COVID-19 molecular tests.

“We know when Minnesota comes together as one, we can achieve near-impossible tasks,” said Governor Walz.

“I am proud of the Minnesota Department of Health’s partnership with Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota, and our state’s health systems to expand our testing capacity, allow us to more accurately track the course of the infection, and keep all Minnesotans safe.”

“I’m very proud of the Mayo Clinic team who worked tirelessly to apply our global reference laboratory capabilities to ensure every Minnesotan can get COVID-19 testing when and where they need it. To date, Mayo Clinic has provided over 280,000 COVID-19 diagnostic tests to Minnesotans,” said William Morice, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

“We have been able to lean into those systems to prioritize the needs of Minnesota and connect the different health systems across the state. We are all in this together.”


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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