WILLMAR — There were 15 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 443.
There were two new cases in Chippewa County, one in Meeker and one in Swift.
Statewide there are 813 new cases for a total of 19,005 with 2,216 of them being health care workers.
There were 33 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 842.
Most of the deaths, 688, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities .
Statewide, there are 534 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 233 of them being treated in ICUs.
The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 12,696 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.
So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 180,971 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: 3
Chippewa County: 39
Kandiyohi County: 443
Lac qui Parle County: 3
Meeker County: 41
Redwood County: 3
Renville County: 5
Stearns County: 1,881
Swift County: 15
Yellow Medicine County: 5
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