Situation Update for Wednesday, June 17

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 419 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and 12 newly reported deaths, bringing the state’s cumulative total to 31,296 cases and 1,325 deaths.

Of those deaths, 1,051 were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of those positive cases, 3,250 were health care workers.

Approximately 448,587 have been tested for COVID-19 and 27,404 patients no longer need to be isolated.

By subtracting the number of patients released from isolation and the deaths from the state’s cumulative total, that leaves 2,567 active cases of COVID-19 in the state.

There are 351 Minnesotans in the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms, and of those, 181 are in intensive care.

No new cases of COVID-19, or deaths, were reported by MDH in north-central Minnesota.

Monday, Beltrami County Public Health Director Cynthia Borgen said the county was monitoring three active COVID-19 cases, all of which are isolating at home. MDH tallies Beltrami County at 23 cases, cumulatively.

Clearwater County has had five cases, Cass County has had 11 cases with two deaths, Hubbard County has had five cases, Itasca County has had 59 with 12 deaths, Koochiching has had nine cases, Mahnomen has had six cases with one death, and Roseau County has had six cases.

Lake of the Woods county 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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