WILLMAR — There were five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Thursday's state report, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 511.

One new case was reported in each of the following counties: Chippewa, Meeker, Redwood, Renville and Pope. Stearns County reported three new cases.

Statewide there were 404 new cases reported for a total of 26,273 with 2,851 of them being health care workers.

There were 29 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the state, for a current total of 1,115

According to the report, most of the deaths, 896, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 917 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

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Statewide, there are 512 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 244 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 21,490 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 275,622 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: 8

Chippewa County: 52

Kandiyohi County: 511

Lac qui Parle County: 3

Meeker County: 46

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 7

Renville County: 7

Stearns County: 2,050

Swift County: 19

Yellow Medicine County: 6

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