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10 new cases of COVID in Kandiyohi County

The total number of COVID cases in Kandiyohi County has now reached 486, according to the latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health. New cases were also reported in Chippewa and Swift counties.

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WILLMAR โ€” There were 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Friday's state report, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 486.

Chippewa County had five new cases and Swift County had one additional confirmed case.

Statewide there are 590 new cases for a total of 23,531 with 2,603 of them being health care workers.

There were 29 additional deaths in the state attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 996.

Most of the deaths, 811, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 817 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

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Statewide, there are 592 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 259 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 16,930 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 233,873 completed tests since Jan. 20.

The information was included in the latest Minnesota Department of Health daily situation update , released at 11 a.m. daily. The data released are current as of 4 p.m. the day before.

The current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for area counties includes:

Big Stone County: 4

Chippewa County: 49

Kandiyohi County: 486

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Lac qui Parle County: 3

Meeker County: 44

Redwood County: 4

Renville County: 5

Stearns County: 2,001

Swift County: 18

Yellow Medicine County: 6

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Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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