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Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kandiyohi County

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

WILLMAR — The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kandiyohi County increased by four on Thursday, bringing the current total to 552, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's daily situation update.

Big Stone and Chippewa counties each had one new case confirmed.

Statewide there are 419 new cases for a cumulative total of 31,296 with 3,250 of them being health care workers.

There were 12 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,325.

Most of the deaths, 1,051, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,084 of the deaths were 70 years or older.


The number of probable COVID-19 deaths rose to 32 in Wednesday's report. The state counts probable deaths when COVID-19 is listed on a death certificate but a positive test has not been documented for the person.

Statewide, there are 351 COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals, 181 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 27,404 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 448,587 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: 14

Chippewa County: 58


Kandiyohi County: 552

Lac qui Parle County: 3

Meeker County: 50

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 12

Renville County: 12

Stearns County: 2,111

Swift County: 20


Yellow Medicine County: 10

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Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.

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