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).

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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.