WILLMAR — There were three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Monday's state report, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 891.

Most west central Minnesota counties reported single-digit increases in positive cases, through Stearns County reported 13 new cases, bringing its total to 3,571.

Big Stone County reported four new cases, bringing its total to 55.

Chippewa and Redwood counties each reported three new cases, bringing their totals to 172 and 87, respectively.

Lac qui Parle, Meeker and Swift counties all reported two new cases, bringing their totals to 32, 148 and 96, respectively.

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Yellow Medicine County reported one new case.

Pope and Renville counties did not report any new positive cases In Monday's report.

Statewide there are 643 new cases for a cumulative total of 84,949 with 9,201 of them being health care workers.

There were three additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,922.

Most of the deaths, 1,398, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,536 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

Statewide, there are 233 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 135 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 78,238 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 1,724,779 completed tests of approximately 1,243,355 people 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: 55, up 4
  • Chippewa County: 172, up 3
  • Kandiyohi County: 891, up 3
  • Lac qui Parle County: 32, up 2
  • Meeker County: 148, up 2
  • Pope County: 74
  • Redwood County: 87, up 3
  • Renville County: 107
  • Stearns County: 3,571, up 13
  • Swift County: 96, up 2
  • 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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