WILLMAR — There were 13 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Friday's state report.
Big Stone County had one case, Chippewa County reported nine new cases, Lac qui Parle County had one case, Meeker County had four cases, Pope had two, Redwood County had 10 cases, Renville County had five cases, Stearns County had 106 confirmed cases and four probable cases, Swift County had one case and Yellow Medicine County had three confirmed cases and one probable.
Statewide there were 1,721 newly reported cases, including 1,693 confirmed cases and 28 probable cases.
That brings the state's cumulative total to 129,863, which includes 129,511 confirmed and 352 probable cases.
Of the cumulative number of cases, 13,133 of them are health care workers.
There were 13 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 2,302 deaths from confirmed cases and 12 from probable cases.
Most of the deaths, 1,623, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,847 of the deaths were 70 years or older.
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:
- Big Stone County: Essentia Health Grace Home, Fairway View and Fairway View Neighborhood
- Chippewa County: Avera Granite Falls Care Center, Brookside Senior Living, Home Front First and Luther Haven
- Kandiyohi County: Bethesda Grand, Carris Health Care Center & Therapy Suites, Copperleaf Senior Living and Highland Apartments
- Lac qui Parle County: Johnson Memorial Health Services Care Center and Madison Healthcare Services Care Center
- Meeker County: Ecumen of Litchfield Assisted Living, Hilltop Health Care Center and Meeker Manor Rehab Center LLC
- Redwood County: Parkview Home, River Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Valley View Manor and Wabasso Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
- Renville County: Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center, RenVilla Health Center and Westview Estates Assisted Living
- Stearns County: Assumption Court, Assumption Home, Belgrade Nursing Home, CentraCare Health Sauk Centre, CentraCare Melrose, CentraCare Health Melrose Park View Place, Edgewood Sartell, Fairway Pines Senior Living, John Paul Apartments, Mother of Mercy Senior Living, Saint John's Abbey, Serenity Place on 7th, Sterling Park and The Sanctuary at St. Cloud
- Swift County: Appleton Area Health Care Center
- Yellow Medicine County: Clarkfield Care Center, Sanford Health Sylvan Court and Sanford Health Sylvan Place
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 114,679 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.
So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 2,614,124 completed tests, including 2,590,925 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and 23,199 antigen tests. And approximately 1,733,893 people have been tested 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: 132
- Chippewa County: 423, one probable
- Kandiyohi County: 1,649, one probable
- Lac qui Parle County: 131
- Meeker County: 322
- Pope County: 154
- Redwood County: 269
- Renville County: 237, six probable
- Stearns County: 5,620, 45 probable
- Swift County: 194
- Yellow Medicine County: 273, two probable
(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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