Six of the eight, northwest Minnesota lakes area counties reported decreases in their new COVID-19 weekly case totals. Clay County reported 259 new cases this week, an increase of 31 new weekly cases over the previous week. Otter Tail County reported 379 new infections this week, an increase of 100 new cases over the previous week. New cases across Minnesota decreased 6% over the previous week.

Following are the state-listed total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the lakes area, by county, from Oct. 6 to Oct. 12.

  • Becker: 5,153, up 165 cases since Oct. 6 (62 deaths).

  • Clay (Moorhead): 9,961, up 259 cases since Oct. 6 (98 deaths).

  • Otter Tail: 7,787, up 379 cases since Oct. 6, including 2 additional deaths (103 deaths).

  • Hubbard: 2,803, up 133 cases since Oct. 6, including 2 additional deaths (44 deaths).

  • Norman: 831, up 57 cases since Oct. 6 (9 deaths).

  • Mahnomen: 836, up 41 cases since Oct. 6, including 2 additional deaths (12 deaths).

  • Clearwater: 1,317, up 60 cases since Oct. 6 (18 deaths).

  • Wadena: 2,260, up 113 cases since Oct. 6, including 2 additional deaths (29 deaths).

Otter Tail County reported 289 active cases on Oct. 6, an increase of 64 active cases over the previous week, according to Otter Tail County Public Health.

Becker County reported 198 active cases, a decrease of 88 active cases since Oct. 6, with 4,955 cases no longer requiring isolation, according to Becker County Public Health.

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Cass County, N.D. (Fargo) reported 736 active COVID-19 cases, a decrease of 97 active cases since Oct. 6, according to the North Dakota Health Department. There have been 30,294 cases reported in Cass County since the pandemic began, including 230 deaths.

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