47 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday in the region
Statewide there were four deaths and 897 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday.
WILLMAR — There were 47 new cases of COVID-19, but no deaths reported Sunday in west central Minnesota
Statewide there were four deaths and 897 new cases reported.
RELATED: See CORONAVIRUS
Stearns County had 25 new cases overall, Kandiyohi County had 10, Meeker County reported four new cases, Renville County had three, Pope County had two and Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine counties each reported one new case.
Three of the 11 counties tracked by the West Central Tribune — Big Stone, Redwood and Swift counties — reported no new cases.
The state's cumulative number of cases is now 490,011.
Of the cumulative number of cases, 38,007 of them are health care workers.
The state’s current total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now at 6,550. Most of the deaths, 4,079, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 5,417 of the people who died were 70 or older.
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of COVID-19 cases among residents confirmed to reside in area counties and the number of deaths includes:
Big Stone County: 517 cases; 3 deaths
Chippewa County: 1,370 cases; 35 deaths
Kandiyohi County: 5,822 cases; 74 deaths
Lac qui Parle County: 688 cases; 16 deaths
Meeker County: 2,085 cases; 34 deaths
Pope County: 818 cases; 5 deaths
Redwood County: 1,471 cases; 27 deaths
Renville County: 1,529 cases; 40 deaths
Stearns County: 18,847 cases; 202 deaths
Swift County: 878 cases; 18 deaths
Yellow Medicine County: 978 cases; 17 deaths
The state is now also reporting daily vaccine administration numbers. The vaccine is not yet available to the general public but is being provided to targeted groups.
As of Sunday’s report, 1,046,077 people have received one dose and 570,038 have completed the vaccine series statewide. More people have now completed the vaccine series than the state's cumulative total of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.
The percent of people who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties ranges from 17.8 percent of residents in Meeker County to 33.2 percent in Big Stone County. To date, 20.1% of residents in Kandiyohi County have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
According to the figures available Sunday, the number of individuals who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties includes:
Big Stone: 1,659
Lac qui Parle: 2,129
Yellow Medicine: 2,795
The vaccine data web page is updated at 11 a.m. daily, but it can take up to 48 hours for data to be reported to the state and processed.
As a public service, we’ve opened this article to everyone regardless of subscription status. If this coverage is important to you, please consider supporting local journalism by clicking on the subscribe button in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.