Northern Minnesota on defense as virus rages unabated
Community spread is rampant in Duluth and beyond
November 12, 2020
DULUTH - The pandemic has been winning battle after battle Up North lately as efforts to contain the virus fall short.
Duluth schools are going all-virtual after a hybrid start. Itasca County is giving up on contact tracing. Nearly half of all St. Louis County residents say they know someone who has COVID-19. Less than a dozen critical care hospital beds remain available in all of northeastern Minnesota.
On Sept. 8, the first day of school, St. Louis County had reported 1,040 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic's onset. Eight new infections were recorded in the county that day.