WILLMAR — Kandiyohi and Stearns counties reported new daily cases of COVID-19 in the double digits in the latest report Monday while statewide numbers were lower Monday than the past couple days.

Statewide, there were 1,197 new cases of COVID but no COVID-related deaths reported Monday.

Stearns County reported 30 new cases and Kandiyohi County had 16.

Chippewa, Meeker, Redwood, Swift counties each have four new cases and Lac qui Parle, Renville and Yellow Medicine counties each had one new case.

Big Stone and Pope counties were the only ones in the 11-county area tracked by the West Central Tribune that had no new cases.

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The state's cumulative number of cases is now 569,440.

Of the cumulative number of cases, 41,043 of them have been among health care workers.

The state’s current total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now at 7,079. Most of the deaths, 4,353, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 5,826 of the people who died were 70 or older.

The information was included in the latest daily situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health, released at 11 a.m. daily. The data released are current as of 4 p.m. the day before.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of COVID-19 cases among residents confirmed to reside in area counties and the number of deaths includes:

  • Big Stone County: 584 cases; 4 deaths

  • Chippewa County: 1,489 cases; 38 deaths

  • Kandiyohi County: 6,392 cases; 81 deaths

  • Lac qui Parle County: 747 cases; 22 deaths

  • Meeker County: 2,444 cases; 38 deaths

  • Pope County: 1,053 cases; 6 deaths

  • Redwood County: 1,682 cases; 35 deaths

  • Renville County: 1,747 cases; 43 deaths

  • Stearns County: 21,504 cases; 219 deaths

  • Swift County: 1,022 cases; 18 deaths

  • Yellow Medicine County: 1,127 cases; 20 deaths

The state is now also reporting daily vaccine administration numbers. As of Monday’s report, 2,459,629 people have received at least one dose and 1,805,781 have completed the vaccine series statewide, approximately 56 percent of the eligible population of 16 years and up.

The percent of eligible people — those age 16 and over — who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties ranges from 43 percent in Meeker County to 64 percent in Big Stone County. To date, 47 percent of eligible residents in Kandiyohi County have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

According to the figures available Monday, the number of individuals who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties includes:

  • Big Stone: 2,612

  • Chippewa: 4,709

  • Kandiyohi: 15,701

  • Lac qui Parle: 3,015

  • Meeker: 7,758

  • Pope: 4,706

  • Redwood: 5,588

  • Renville: 5,820

  • Stearns: 60,784

  • Swift: 4,095

  • Yellow Medicine: 4,255

The vaccine data web page is updated at 11 a.m. daily, but it can take up to 48 hours for data to be reported to the state and processed.

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