WILLMAR — The 11-county region tracked by the West Central Tribune reported 64 newly reported COVID-19 cases and no deaths Monday, according to an update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Stearns County had 27 newly reported cases in Monday's report, and Kandiyohi County added 11.

Pope County reported 12 new cases; Meeker County reported seven new cases; Renville County reported five new cases; Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties each reported one new case.

Big Stone, Redwood, Swift and Lac qui Parle counties did not report any new cases Monday.


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The state added 1,105 cases to its total, bringing the state's cumulative number of cases to 580,340. There were three new deaths.

Of the cumulative number of cases, 41,544 of them have been among health care workers.

The state’s current total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now at 7,163. Most of the deaths, 4,370, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 5,878 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: 590 cases; 4 deaths

  • Chippewa County: 1,510 cases; 38 deaths

  • Kandiyohi County: 6,463 cases; 81 deaths

  • Lac qui Parle County: 748 cases; 22 deaths

  • Meeker County: 2,495 cases; 38 deaths

  • Pope County: 1,076 cases; 6 deaths

  • Redwood County: 1,705 cases; 36 deaths

  • Renville County: 1,775 cases; 43 deaths

  • Stearns County: 21,841 cases; 220 deaths

  • Swift County: 1,038 cases; 18 deaths

  • Yellow Medicine County: 1,134 cases; 20 deaths

The state is now also reporting daily vaccine administration numbers. As of Monday’s report, 2,585,053 people have received at least one dose and 1,984,517 have completed the vaccine series statewide.

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 43.8% of residents in Meeker County to 65.2% in Big Stone County. To date, 48% of residents age 16 and over 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: 2,648

  • Chippewa: 4,812

  • Kandiyohi: 16,043

  • Lac qui Parle: 3,077

  • Meeker: 7,946

  • Pope: 4,804

  • Redwood: 5,717

  • Renville: 5,987

  • Stearns: 63,647

  • Swift: 4,143

  • Yellow Medicine: 4,327

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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