WILLMAR — There was one new confirmed case of COVID-19 each reported in Chippewa, Kandiyohi and Yellow Medicine counties in Friday's state report.
Two new cases were reported in Redwood County and 15 in Stearns County.
Statewide there are 498 new cases for a total of 34,616 with 3,525 of them being health care workers.
There were five additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,411. All five deaths reported Friday occurred in long-term care facility/assisted living settings.
Most of the deaths, 1,112, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,149 of the deaths were 70 years or older.
Statewide, there are 335 COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals, 157 of them being treated in ICUs.
The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 30,008 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.
So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 557,278 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: 14
Chippewa County: 70
Kandiyohi County: 564
Lac qui Parle County: 4
Meeker County: 57
Pope County: 10
Redwood County: 14
Renville County: 19
Stearns County: 2,156
Swift County: 20
Yellow Medicine County: 25
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