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Four new cases of COVID-19 added to Kandiyohi County's total

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

WILLMAR — There were four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Tuesday's state report, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 526.

Chippewa County reported one new case.

Statewide there are 307 new cases for a total of 28,523 with 3,006 of them being health care workers.

There were 20 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,217.

Most of the deaths, 968, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 995 of the deaths were 70 years or older.


Statewide, there are 455 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 199 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 24,221 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 360,991 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: 12

Chippewa County: 53

Kandiyohi County: 526


Lac qui Parle County: 3

Meeker County: 47

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 8

Renville County: 8

Stearns County: 2,076

Swift County: 19

Yellow Medicine County: 7


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Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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