WILLMAR —There were four new confirmed cases COVID-19 in Kandiyohi County in Friday’s state report, bringing the total confirmed cases among county residents to 570.

Chippewa County reported two new cases, Redwood County had one, Renville County had four, Stearns County had 30 new cases and Yellow Medicine County had one.

Statewide there are 423 new cases for a cumulative total of 37,624 with 3,732 of them being health care workers.

There were eight additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Minnesota, for a current total of 1,466.

Most of the deaths, 1,150, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,198 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

Statewide, there are 270 COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals, 132 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 32,347 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 645,172 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: 78

Kandiyohi County: 570

Lac qui Parle County: 4

Meeker County: 61

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 18

Renville County: 32

Stearns County: 2,345

Swift County: 21

Yellow Medicine County: 30



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