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Five new cases of COVID in Kandiyohi County

The latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health indicates there were five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kandiyohi County. Statewide, the number of deaths attributed to COVID is declining, with three deaths in Tuesday's report.

A coronavirus graphic. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WILLMAR — There are five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Tuesday’s report from the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 578.

Several other area counties also reported new confirmed cases of COVID, including two cases in Pope County, one in Redwood County, one in Renville County and 43 in Stearns County.

Statewide there were 559 new cases for a total of 39,133 with 3,826 of them being health care workers.

There were three additional deaths in Minnesota attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,477.

Most of the deaths, 1,157, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,196 of the deaths were 70 years or older. Two of the three deaths reported Tuesday were people 50-59 years of age.


Statewide, there are 267 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 121 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 34,377 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 685,247 completed tests 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 confirmed COVID-19 cases for area counties includes:

Big Stone County: 15

Chippewa County: 79

Kandiyohi County: 578


Lac qui Parle County: 4

Meeker County: 61

Pope County: 12

Redwood County: 19

Renville County: 36

Stearns County: 2,414

Swift County: 22

Yellow Medicine County: 30


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In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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