COVID-19 update for Northland colleges |

COVID-19 update for Northland colleges

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Updated: November 07, 2020 08:16 PM

The University of Minnesota Duluth says 56 students have tested positive for COVID-19 through November 5.

According to the university's online COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated every Friday, there were two positive cases between October 30 and November 5.

The dashboard shows positive results from ongoing COVID-19 testing administered by UMD Health Services to students, and is not representative of the entire University of Minnesota Duluth campus population. 

Through November 5, the university has administered 298 tests, and 30 tests between October 30 and November 5.

The dashboard says 18.8% of tests administered through November 5 were positive, and 6.7% of tests administered from October 30 to November 5 were positive.

The dashboard says six quarantine rooms, and eight isolation rooms are currently in use. There are a total of 276 isolation and quarantine rooms available.

The University of Wisconsin System COVID-19 dashboard says 29 students at UW-Superior have tested positive through November 5. Data was first reported on September 8.

The College of St. Scholastica does not list any information about COVID-19 cases.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities dashboard indicates eight employees and 53 students at Lake Superior College have tested positive. 

The dashboard is updated weekly.

Here is the number of cumulative cases for the Northland Minnesota State schools since the start of fall term as of Friday, November 6:

  • Bemidji State University: 23 employees, 83 students positive
  • Central Lakes College: 12 employees, 42 students positive
  • Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College: two employees, five students positive
  • Hibbing Community College: three employees, 13 students positive
  • Itasca Community College: six employees, seven students positive
  • Mesabi Range College: three employees, nine students positive
  • Northwest Technical College - Bemidji: 11 students positive
  • Pine Technical and Community College: three employees 13 students positive
  • Rainy River Community College: one employee positive
  • Vermilion Community College: one student positive

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