Weekly update: COVID cases continue to fall in lakes area, new cases down 33% since last week.
Since Feb. 9, Minnesota reported an additional 21,627 COVID-19 cases, a 33% decrease compared to the previous seven days, totaling 1,400,624 for the entire pandemic. Also, 181 new deaths were reported by the state in the last seven days, 23 fewer deaths than the previous week, totaling 11,903 for the entire pandemic.
Newly reported COVID cases in 8-county lakes area have decreased 33%, from 1,727 to 1,152, compared to the previous week. New reported cases in Becker County fell from 268 to 158 in the past seven days. Additionally, Clay County reported a 31% decrease in new cases this week; going from 727 to 498 new cases compared to the previous week.
Following are the state-listed total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the lakes area, by county, from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15, 2022.
- Becker: 8,471, up 158 cases since Feb. 9, including 1 additional death (87 deaths).
- Clay (Moorhead): 19,016, up 498 cases since Feb. 9, including 1 additional death (118 deaths).
- Otter Tail: 13,116, up 208 cases since Feb. 9, including 3 additional deaths (160 deaths).
- Hubbard: 4,786, up 89 cases since Feb. 9 (56 deaths).
- Norman: 1,452, up 24 cases since Feb. 9 (13 deaths).
- Mahnomen: 1,602, up 54 cases since Feb. 9 (17 deaths).
- Clearwater: 2,083, up 39 cases since Feb. 9 (29 deaths).
- Wadena: 4,052, up 82 cases since Feb. 9, including 1 additional death (50 deaths).
Otter Tail County reported 193 active cases on Feb. 9, a decrease of 85 active cases over the previous week, according to Otter Tail County Public Health .
Becker County reported 110 active cases on Feb. 15, a decrease of 86 active cases since Feb. 9, according to Becker County Public Health.
Cass County, N.D. (Fargo) reported 376 active COVID-19 cases on Feb. 15, a decrease of 359 active cases since Feb. 9, according to the North Dakota Health Department . There have been 58,058 cases reported in Cass County since the pandemic began, including 324 deaths.
The Minnesota Department of Health is also providing weekly updates on vaccination breakthrough cases on their web portal.