Situation Update for Tuesday, Nov. 3

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,385 new confirmed and 98 new probable cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s case totals to 156,313 confirmed and 783 probable COVID-19 infections.

Fifteen new COVID deaths were also reported today, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,499.

Of those deaths, 1,741 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 15,022 were health care workers.

Over 2.883 million PCR tests and 32,693 antigen tests have been completed so far, with 12,632 PCR tests and 250 antigen tests completed yesterday.

To date, 134,227 COVID patients were released from isolation.

MDH reported nine new COVID cases in Beltrami County, bringing the county’s case total to 1,033 confirmed cases, one probable case and 11 deaths; 24 new cases in Cass County, total of 507 confirmed cases and five deaths; four new cases in Clearwater County, total of 167 confirmed cases and one death; and 16 new cases in Hubbard County, total of 523 confirmed cases, one probable case and five deaths.

In a letter to parents, Bagley Public Schools announced Clearwater County had a new case rate of over 90 per 10,000 people. The Bagley School Board voted Monday to extend distance learning through Friday, Nov. 20.

Seventeen new cases were reported in Itasca County, for a total of 896 confirmed cases and 17 deaths; one new case in Koochiching County, total of 187 confirmed cases and five deaths; two new cases in Lake of the Woods County, for a total of 53 confirmed cases, two probable cases and one death; one new case in Mahnomen County, total of 140 confirmed cases and two deaths; and two new confirmed and five new probable case in Roseau County, for a total of 376 confirmed cases and 36 probable cases.


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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