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Kandiyohi County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, most in region

With the exception of Big Stone County, all regional counties reported an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, with Kandiyohi County reporting the most new cases in the region Monday's report at 30 new cases.

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WILLMAR — There were 30 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Monday's state report, and the total confirmed cases among residents of the county sits at 1,055.

Statewide there are 936 new cases for a total of 97,638 with 10,271 of them being health care workers.

Regionally, most counties reported new positive cases Monday. Big Stone County was the only county not to report any new cases.

Redwood County reported seven new cases, bringing its total to 177.

Meeker County reported six new cases, bringing its total to 213.

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Lac qui Parle County reported five new cases, bringing its total to 65.

Chippewa County reported four new cases, bringing its total to 223.

Yellow Medicine County reported three new cases, bringing its total to 190.

Swift County reported two new cases, bringing its total to 144.

Pope and Renville counties both reported one new case each, bringing their totals to 99 and 157, respectively.

Stearns County reported 27 new cases, and its county confirmed total is 4,077.

There were seven additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 2,015.

Most of the deaths, 1,447, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,608 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

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The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 87,330 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 2,003,115 completed tests of approximately 1,397,865 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: 83
  • Chippewa County: 223, up 4
  • Kandiyohi County: 1,055. up 29
  • Lac qui Parle County: 65, up 5
  • Meeker County: 213, up 6
  • Pope County: 99, up 1
  • Redwood County: 177, up 7
  • Renville County: 157, up 1
  • Stearns County: 4,077, up 32
  • Swift County: 144, up 2
  • Yellow Medicine County: 190, 3

(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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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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