COVID-19 has been reported at a second Detroit Lakes congregant care facility, Pelican Landing, a 55 and older community designed to allow residents to add assisted living services as needed. There is also a secure memory care unit there for around-the-clock care.
Pelican Landing did not immediately respond to a request for more information on Friday.
Pelican Landing is the second health center in Becker County to make the state’s COVID-19 list. The first was Ecumen Detroit Lakes Cottage, where three staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
Following are the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the lakes area, by county, as of Friday, July 24.
Becker: 96 (up 4 cases from a day earlier)
Clay (Moorhead): 692 (up 6 cases)
Clearwater: 14 (no change)
Hubbard:13 (no change)
Mahnomen: 17 (no change)
Norman: 28 (up 2)
Otter Tail: 145 (up 8 cases from a day earlier) (1 death)
Wadena: 20 (no change).
So how is testing going?
In Becker County, 4,657 COVID-19 tests have been administered so far, giving the county a cumulative rate of tests (per 10,000 people) of 1,403.
The state average is 1,685, according to weekly COVID-19 stats provided by the State Health Department.
By comparison, Otter Tail County has had 7,764 tests administered, for a cumulative test rate of 1,341.
Clay County has seen 10,820 tests administered, giving it a cumulative rate of 1,788.
Mahnomen County has had 699 tests administered, for a cumulative rate of 1,287.
Hubbard County has seen 1,583 tests given for a cumulative rate of 772.
Wadena County has seen 2,128 tests administered for a cumulative rate of 1,546 cases.
Are people getting good news or bad news on their COVID-19 tests?
Becker County has a 2.2% positive rate, compared to a statewide positive rate of 5.8%.
Clay County has a 6.9% positive rate.
Otter Tail County has a 1.9% positive rate, Mahnomen County has a 2.4% positive rate, Wadena has a 1% positive rate, and Todd County (with 407 cases to date) has an 11% positive rate.
There have been 1,561 total COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota as of Friday.