Today's Northland COVID-19 numbers
On Jan. 20, the Minnesota Department of Health and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recorded 678 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northland and five COVID-19-related deaths.
The wait for PCR test results can take a week in some districts.
DHS data shows nearly 1,900 new cases and 10 deaths from COVID-19 in Northwestern Wisconsin over the past week.
When the days get shorter, some people's moods get darker. A short bout of the winter blues may be normal, but if those feelings last longer than a couple of weeks, you may be dealing with seasonal affective disorder. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares tips that may help you prevent this from of depression from driving your bus.
When given early, lab-engineered antibody infusions have reduced COVID-19 hospitalizations among persons at high risk. Previous versions of these treatments do not appear to work against the omicron variant, however. Replacement products are in short supply, with providers given a few dozen treatments weekly while managing hundreds of new patients.