WILLMAR – There were eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County reported Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 888.

Big Stone County reported four new cases, Chippewa County had one, Lac qui Parle County had three, Meeker County had six, Pope County reported one new case, Redwood County had one, Renville County had two, Stearns County had 27, Swift County had five new cases and Yellow Medicine reported eight new cases.

Statewide there are 741 new cases for a total of 84,311 with 9,146 of them being health care workers.

There were 13 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,919 in Minnesota.

Most of the deaths, 1,398 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,535 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

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Statewide, there are 241 COVID patients currently in hospitals,136 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 77,461 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 1,707,514 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 COVID-19 cases among residents confirmed to reside in area counties includes:

  • Big Stone County: 51

  • Chippewa County: 169

  • Kandiyohi County: 888

  • Lac qui Parle County: 30

  • Meeker County: 146

  • Pope County: 74

  • Redwood County: 84

  • Renville County: 107

  • Stearns County: 3,558

  • Swift County: 94

  • Yellow Medicine County: 132

(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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