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Kandiyohi County reports 8 new cases of COVID-19

There were 698 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Minnesota, with eight new cases in Kandiyohi County and 21 additional cases in Stearns County.

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

WILLMAR — There were eight newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Thursday's state report, bringing the total confirmed cases among residents of the county to 753.

Stearns County reported 21 new cases with Meeker, Redwood, Yellow Medicine counties each reporting one additional case.

Statewide there are 698 new cases for a total of 67,308 with 7,479 of them being health care workers.

There were seven additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,745.

Most of the deaths, 1,298, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,399 of the deaths were 70 years or older.


Statewide, there are 309 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 148 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 60,605 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 1,322,220 completed tests of approximately 1,030,093 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 people confirmed to reside in area counties includes:

  • Big Stone County: 29, up 1
  • Chippewa County: 126
  • Kandiyohi County: 753, up 8
  • Lac qui Parle County: 10
  • Meeker County: 91, up 1
  • Pope County: 55, up 3
  • Redwood County: 40, up 1
  • Renville County: 69
  • Stearns County: 3,019, up 29
  • Swift County: 58
  • Yellow Medicine County: 57, up 1

(County of residence is confirmed during the case interview. 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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