WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County has reported its second COVID-related death.

In the latest report Friday, there were 13 new deaths reported statewide, bringing the total to 1,897.

Most of the deaths, 1,382, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,514 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

The individual from Kandiyohi County who died from COVID-19 was in the 90-94 age range, according to the report.

Kandiyohi County also reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Big Stone County reported two new cases Friday, Meeker County had one, Pope County had two, Redwood and Renville counties each had three new cases, Stearns County had 22 confirmed cases, Swift County had four and Yellow Medicine County reported one new case.

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Statewide there were 484 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative total of 82,716 with 8,998 of them being health care workers.

Statewide, there are 253 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 139 of them being treated in ICUs.

A list of congregate care facilities that have reported an exposure from a case of COVID-19 in a resident, staff person or visiting provider is updated every Friday.

Area facilities currently on the list include Essentia Health Grace Home, Fairway View and Fairway View Neighborhood in Big Stone County; Home Front First in Chippewa County; Bethesda Grand and Carris Health Care Center & Therapy Suites in Kandiyohi County; Glacial Trails Memory Care in Pope County; Valley View Manor and Vista Prairie at Garnette Gardens in Redwood County; RenVilla Health Center in Renville County; Assumption Home, Belgrade Nursing Home, CentraCare Health Paynesville, CentraCare Health Sauk Centre, Edgewood Sartell, John Paul Apartments, Mother of Mercy Senior Living, Stearns Place, Sterling Park Gardens and Sterling Park Health Care Center in Stearns County; and Sanford Health Sylvan Court in Yellow Medicine County.

Facilities that have not reported a new exposure for a minimum of 28 days will be removed from the list.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 75,757 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 1,665,328 completed tests since Jan. 20. Approximately 1,212,560 people have been tested.

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 COVID-19 cases among residents confirmed to reside in area counties includes:

  • Big Stone County: 45

  • Chippewa County: 165

  • Kandiyohi County: 869

  • Lac qui Parle County: 26

  • Meeker County: 135

  • Pope County: 74

  • Redwood County: 82

  • Renville County: 103

  • Stearns County: 3,505

  • Swift County: 78

  • Yellow Medicine County: 122

(County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. The county residence data may not equal the total number of reported positive cases in a given day.)

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