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Minnesota Department of Health reports 200 postive cases of COVID-19 in Kandiyohi County


WILLMAR — Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Kandiyohi County are still rising, with the Minnesota Department of Health reporting 200 cases in the county, as of 4 p.m. Monday.

The new total was reported in the daily situation update which the department releases at 11 a.m. daily.

The new total is an increase of 12 cases over Monday's reported total in Kandiyohi County, which was current as of 4 p.m. Sunday. There is still only one reported death, a former resident of Bethesda Grand.

Meeker County positive cases remained at 17. Other surrounding counties remain in the low single digits, Renville (5), Chippewa (3), Lac qui Parle (2), Swift (2) and Yellow Medicine (3).

Statewide, there are now 7,851 confirmed positive cases. This follows the increase in testing, with 88,009 tests completed since Jan. 20. The median age for all positive cases is 46 but range from less than a month old to 109.


There have now been 455 deaths, with 27 newly reported fatalities over Monday's total. The median age is 83.

Out of those confirmed positive cases, 4,614 no longer need to isolate. According to the Department of Health that number does also include those who have died.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 434 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, with 182 of those requiring ICU care.

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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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