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Kandiyohi County reports one new COVID-19 cases

Kandiyohi County sees one new COVID-19 case in latest update from Minnesota Department of Health

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WILLMAR — There was one new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Friday's state report from the Minnesota Department of Health. The total confirmed cases among residents of the county is now at 541.

Statewide there are 490 new cases for a total of 29,795 with 3,061 of them being health care workers.

There were 25 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,274.

Most of the deaths, 1,015, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 1,043 of the people who have died statewide were 70 or older.

Statewide, there are 403 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 191 of them being treated in ICUs.


The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 25,028 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 395,202 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: 55, up 1

Kandiyohi County: 541

Lac qui Parle County: 3


Meeker County: 49

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 10, up 2

Renville County: 9

Stearns County: 2,096, up 8

Swift County: 19

Yellow Medicine County: 8

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In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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