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No new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Kandiyohi County

There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County and new statewide deaths increased by six.

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WILLMAR โ€” Breaking a long string of increasing cases of COVID-19, there were no new cases reported Monday in Kandiyohi County.

The total confirmed cases among residents of the county remains at 546. The first case in Kandiyohi County was reported March 26.

Stearns, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties each reported one new case in Monday's report from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Statewide there were 230 new cases reported for a total of 30,693 with 3,198 of them being health care workers.

There were six additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the state, for a current total of 1,304.

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According to the report, most of the deaths, 1,034, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,066 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

Statewide, there are 353 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 186 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 26,609 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 422,922 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: 13

Chippewa County: 56

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Kandiyohi County: 546

Lac qui Parle County: 3

Meeker County: 50

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 10

Renville County: 12

Stearns County: 2,108

Swift County: 20

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Yellow Medicine County: 10

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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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