Situation Update for Wednesday, July 1

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 426 new cases of COVID-19 and four newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 36,716 cases and 1,445 deaths.

Of those deaths, 1,135 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those cases, 3,669 were health care workers.

Approximately 617,107 have been tested for COVID-19, and 31,947 patients no longer need to be isolated.

By subtracting the deaths and those released from isolation from the state’s cumulative total, that leaves 3,324 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Today, there are 260 Minnesotans in the hospital for COVID-19, and of those, 125 are in ICU. That’s the lowest number of COVID ICU patients since May 1.

In north-central Minnesota, MDH reported one new case in Beltrami County, bringing the cumulative total to 28, and one new case in Koochiching County, bringing the cumulative total to 14 with one death.

Cass County has had 12 cases and one death, Clearwater County has had seven cases, Hubbard County has had five cases, Mahnomen County has had seven with one death, and Roseau County has had nine cases.

Lake of the Woods County is still the only Minnesota county without a single COVID 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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