Most west central Minnesota counties report additional cases of COVID-19, one death reported in region
Statewide there were 1,715 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 deaths, including a Stearns County individual. Kandiyohi County reported five new cases of COVID-19 in the latest report Wednesday.
Statewide there were 1,715 new cases and 16 deaths.
Stearns County, which reported the death of an individual in their early 90s, also had 51 new cases of COVID-19.
Yellow Medicine County reported seven new cases; Redwood County had six; Kandiyohi and Chippewa counties each have five; Meeker County had four; and Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Renville and Swift counties each had two newly reported cases of COVID-19.
Pope County did not report any new cases.
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The state's cumulative number of cases is now 547,101.
Of the cumulative number of cases, 40,158 of them have been among health care workers.
The state’s current total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now at 6,978. Most of the deaths, 4,320, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 5,762 of the people who died were 70 or older.
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of COVID-19 cases among residents confirmed to reside in area counties and the number of deaths includes:
Big Stone County: 556 cases; 4 deaths
Chippewa County: 1,442 cases; 36 deaths
Kandiyohi County: 6,226 cases; 79 deaths
Lac qui Parle County: 734 cases; 22 deaths
Meeker County: 2,303 cases; 37 deaths
Pope County: 994 cases; 6 deaths
Redwood County: 1,648 cases; 35 deaths
Renville County: 1,691 cases; 43 deaths
Stearns County: 20,738 cases; 218 deaths
Swift County: 980 cases; 18 deaths
Yellow Medicine County: 1,098 cases; 19 deaths
The state is now also reporting daily vaccine administration numbers.
As of Wednesday's report, 2,131,904 people have received one dose and 1,460,806 have completed the vaccine series statewide.
The percent of people age 16 and over who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties ranges from 39 percent of residents in Meeker County to 63 percent in Big Stone County. To date, 44 percent of residents in Kandiyohi County age 16 and over have had at least one dose of the vaccine.
According to the figures available Wednesday, the number of individuals who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties includes:
Big Stone: 2,561
Lac qui Parle: 2,952
Yellow Medicine: 4,107
The vaccine data web page is updated at 11 a.m. daily, but it can take up to 48 hours for data to be reported to the state and processed.
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