COVID-19 cases in Kandiyohi County jump to 88
Kandiyohi County COVID-19 cases numbers continued to rise Wednesday.
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, with 88 reported in Wednesday's Minnesota Department of Health daily situation update .
Data reported each day are current as of 4 p.m. the prior day.
The increase reported Wednesday follows the first reported death in the county and comes on the heels of outbreaks at meatpacking plants in the region. County-by-county figures represent the county of residence, confirmed after an interview of the patient.
The jump from 64 cases reported Tuesday in Kandiyohi County to 88 cases reported Wednesday follows the statewide trend of confirmed cases. Statewide there are now 4,644 cases, an increase of 463 from Tuesday, with 320 of those cases still requiring hospitalization. Within that figure, 119 are in ICU. A total of 950 cases have required hospitalization since tracking began on Jan. 20.
Renville County saw an increase of one case, now totaling four.
Other area counties saw no change from Tuesday to Wednesday's report. Meeker County remains at the nine cases reported Tuesday, and other regional counties have not changed in many days — Chippewa (2), Lac qui Parle (1), Swift (2), and Yellow Medicine (3).
The state on Wednesday reported 18 more deaths, bringing the total to 319. There were no additional deaths reported in Kandiyohi County, and no deaths have yet been reported in surrounding counties.
Approximately 2,043 patients have recovered and no longer need to be isolated, data show.
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