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Kandiyohi County continues to see double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases

There were 1,178 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday in Minnesota, including 26 new cases in Kandiyohi County.

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

WILLMAR —There are 26 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Monday's state report, marking several consecutive days of double-digit increases.

The additional cases bring Kandiyohi County’s current number of confirmed cases among patients residing in the county to 1,331.

Stearns County had 31 cases, with several other area counties reporting single-digit increases.

There were two cases in Big Stone County, four in Chippewa, one in Lac qui Parle, four in Meeker, one in Pope, two in Renville County and six in Swift County.

Statewide there are 1,178 new cases for a total of 113,439 with 11,654 of them being health care workers.


There were three additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 2,144.

Most of the deaths, 1,522, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,711 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 101,376 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 2,337,122 completed tests of approximately 1,589,752 people 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 COVID-19 cases among residents confirmed to reside in area counties includes:

  • Big Stone County: 110, up 2

  • Chippewa County: 314, up 4

  • Kandiyohi County: 1,331, up 25

  • Lac qui Parle County: 105, up 1

  • Meeker County: 272, up 4

  • Pope County: 124

  • Redwood County: 214

  • Renville County: 208, up 2

  • Stearns County: 4,725, up 32

  • Swift County: 173, up 6

  • Yellow Medicine County: 244

(County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. The county residence data may not equal the total number of reported positive cases in a given day.)

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Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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