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Here’s an update on Covid-19 from over the weekend. On Friday, Inter County Nursing reported 27 new cases in Pennington County, 9 on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. Friday’s update from Inter County also said that Pennington County was the number one ranked county in Minnesota for total positive Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people. Pennington County also performed second-dose vaccinations on Saturday and Sunday. The vaccination clinic was rescheduled from Friday and Saturday but was moved to Saturday and Sunday because of last week’s winter weather.

North Valley Public Health announced they will be doing COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday (2-25-21) in Newfolden from 9am-11am and Stephen from 1pm-3pm for Marshall County residents aged 65 and older. You must have an appointment. The links for the clinics are:Newfolden:https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/reg/9212607579

Stephen:https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/reg/0015862297

If you are unable to register online and have no one who can help you register online, please call Merilee for the Stephen site 218-478-3834, Darcy for the Newfolden site 218-874-2256 or call our office at 218-745-5154.

These appointments are limited please register as soon as possible. We will be doing vaccination clinics at other communities around Marshall County in the future.

On Thursday, Governor Tim Walz announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated are encouraged to sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, regardless of their current vaccine eligibility status. There will be no cost and no restricted time period for signing up. Minnesotans can sign up at mn.gov/vaccineconnector  and those who are unable to sign up online can call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone. Translation is available by phone in all languages.

Kittson County Memorial Healthcare discouraged residents against travel in the Thief River Falls area due to the increasing cases and outbreak of COVID-19, until the outbreak is contained.

Covid-19 cases (some numbers are from local sources-others from MDH) locally through Wednesday include:  Polk   3402 (19 new cases)  Marshall 764 (8 new cases, 21 active cases)  Kittson 404 (5 new cases)     Roseau  1775 (34 new cases)   LOW  212 ( no new cases).  Pennington County 1245 (43 new cases, 100 active cases on Sat no Sunday report), Red Lake County, 344 (1  new cases, 8 active cases as of Saturday)

Vaccines (statewide 13.6 percent one dose, 6.1 percent-2nd dose)

Pennington  14.1      Red Lake  19.8      Marshall   15.3      Polk  17.7     Kittson   21.4      Roseau  13.7     Lake of the Woods   19.8