Situation Update for Tuesday, March 30

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting 1,278 new COVID-19 cases and one new COVID death, bringing the state’s case total to 1,278 and the death toll to 6,836.

The single death reported today was a resident of long-term care or assisted living facility, bringing the total number of deaths in these types of facilities to 4,272.

Today’s data comes after around 15,000 tests were completed yesterday. Over 3.6 million people have been tested for COVID-19, with almost 8.2 million tests completed.

Over 498,000 of the state’s COVID patients no longer need isolation.

Gov. Tim Walz announced today that over one million Minnesotans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Each person vaccinated moves us one step closer to getting back to normal,” said Governor Walz.

“One million Minnesotans completing the vaccine process is a remarkable milestone on the day all Minnesotans age 16 and older can get in line. Now, we’re ready to make sure everyone can get the relief from a life-saving shot so we can get back to all the things and people we’ve missed, and end this pandemic together.”

As of Sunday, over 9,300 Beltrami County residents were fully vaccinated, over 5,600 are fully vaccinated in Cass County, over 1,700 are fully vaccinated in Clearwater County, and over 3,800 are fully vaccinated in Hubbard County.

MDH reported 13 new COVID cases in Beltrami County today, five new cases in Cass County, one new case in Clearwater County and two new cases in Hubbard County.

Since the pandemic began, Beltrami County has had 3,546 COVID cases and 54 deaths, Cass County has had 2,309 cases and 26 deaths, Clearwater County has had 739 cases and 14 deaths, and Hubbard County has had 1,637 cases and 41 deaths.

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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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