COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR POLK COUNTY AND THE KROX LISTENING AREA (DECEMBER 17)

The Minnesota Department of Health released its COVID-19 Weekly Report (here) on Thursday.  All information is updated through 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16 unless noted. Information on Polk County and the KROX listening area was pulled from the report and is below – 

Update from Polk County Public Health –

Polk County has a total of 3,100 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 43 COVID-19 related deaths. From December 10th- December 16th, Polk County has had an increase of 135 new cases.

Due to the rapid increase in cases in previous weeks, discharge data has not been updated for ICU/hospitalizations at a local level. Our goal is to provide you the most accurate picture of what is happening in our community. Today and going forward we plan to share new admission for ICU and the hospitalizations for the week. If data becomes available locally again, we will resume reporting hospitalization/ICU data.

*All data is preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Many data points are collected during case interviews.

Polk County Minnesota
Tests 22,323 5,033,129
Positive Cases 3,100 389,171
Percent Positive Reported Tests 13.89% 7.73%
State Percent Positive Tests** 7.3% 7.9%
Case Rate per 10,000 981 704
Deaths 43 4,658 
No longer require isolation 2,912 358,667
Open Cases 145 25,846

**Positive number of tests and positivity calculations include only tests reported by labs that report both positive and negative results. Percent positive is the percent of positive tests from the total number of tests by county of residence.

Zip Code City Population Cases Case Rate per 10,000 New Cases
since 12/3 report
56517 Beltrami 279 15 538 0
56523 Climax 539 52 965 0
56535 Erskine 1,363 79 580 3
56540 Fertile 1,962 169 861 10
56542 Fosston 2,829 198 700 11
56556 McIntosh 1,160 113 974 0
56568 Nielsville 142 5 or less NA NA
56592 Winger 516 36 698 2
56646 Gully 355 21 592 0
56684 Trail 282 27 957 3
56716 Crookston 9,416 932 990 80
56721 East Grand Forks 10,096 1,187 1,176 36
56722 Euclid 386 50 1,295 2
56723 Fisher 970 108 1,113 6
56736 Mentor 903 67 742 6
           
56750 Red Lake Falls 2,539 188 740 10
56713 Argyle 1,022 85 832 7
56757 Stephen 932 64 687 2
56762 Warren 2,494 211 846 21

 

SCHOOL LEARNING MODEL OPTIONS

Policy Option 14-day Case Rate per 10,000
All in-person 0 to less than 10
Elementary in-person/high school hybrid 10 to less than 20
Both hybrid 20 to less than 30
Elementary hybrid/high school distance 30 to less than 50
All Distance 50 or more 

 

CASE RATE PER COUNTY

thru 12/5 14-day Case Rate per 10,000 Increase or (-) Decrease
Marshall 138.42 -35.13
Norman 88.43 -33.54
Polk  165.55 -55.23
Red Lake  154.69 0.00