COVID-19 update for Northland colleges

COVID-19 update for Northland colleges Photo: ABC News/File

Updated: October 24, 2020 04:15 PM

The University of Minnesota Duluth says 50 students have tested positive for COVID-19 through October 22.


According to the university's online COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated every Friday, there were five positive cases between October 10 and October 22.

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 October 22, the university has administered 250 tests, and 29 tests between October 10 and October 22.

The dashboard says 20% of tests administered through October 15 were positive, and 17% of tests administered from October 10 to October 22 were positive.

The dashboard says 11 quarantine rooms, and 12 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 24 students at UW-Superior have tested positive through October 22. 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 six employees and 40 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, October 23:

  • Bemidji State University: 14 employees, 69 students positive
  • Central Lakes College: nine employees, 27 students positive
  • Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College: one employee, two students positive
  • Hibbing Community College: three employees, nine students positive
  • Itasca Community College: five employees, five students positive
  • Mesabi Range College: three employees, eight students positive
  • Northwest Technical College - Bemidji: seven students positive
  • Pine Technical and Community College: seven students positive
  • Rainy River Community College: one employee positive
  • Vermilion Community College: no data available

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