This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report, the number of Covid- 19 cases in Minnesota now tops 100 thousand.
The virus is outpacing the state’s ability to track – let alone control it.
But public health officials are determined to do what they can.
Governor Walz extended the peacetime emergency 30 more days.
The fifth special session of the legislature starts Monday.
This is Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm.
“Early in the pandemic this might have seemed like it was a large urban phenomenon but around the country we’ve seen the fastest growing case rates being in rural areas.“
One of those mostly rural areas is Beltrami County. That’s where most of Red Lake Nation is. Reporter Laurie Stern talked with Tribal Secretary Sam Strong about how Covid 19’s spread is affecting his community.