Beltrami County Health officials ask public to follow guidelines as COVID-19 case numbers increase
October 12, 2020
BEMIDJI -- Now more than ever in the area, local health officials are imploring residents to safeguard against the coronavirus as cases surge and hospital beds fill up.
On Friday, Beltrami County Public Health Director Cynthia Borgen said her department is now tracking about 120 COVID-19 cases in the county. In total, Beltrami County has recorded 612 positive cases since the pandemic began, up from 450 at the end of September.
One contributor to the higher number of cases was a series of tests administered last week by the Minnesota Department of Health and Beltrami County. A total of 1,285 people were tested, which identified 33 positive cases.