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No new COVID cases in Kandiyohi County, Chippewa County goes up 4


WILLMAR — There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Kandiyohi County in Saturday's state report, though Chippewa County's count went up 4. That brings the total confirmed cases among residents of Chippewa County to 74. Stearns County confirmed 11 new cases, for a total of 2,166.

Statewide there are 427 new cases for a total of 35,033 with 3,560 of them being health care workers.

There were six additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,417.

Most of the deaths, 1,116, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,154 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

Statewide, there are 300 COVID patients currently in hospitals, 155 of them being treated in ICUs.


The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 30,401 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 568,907 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: 14

Chippewa County: 74

Kandiyohi County: 564

Lac qui Parle County: 4


Meeker County: 57

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 14

Renville County: 19

Stearns County: 2,166

Swift County: 20

Yellow Medicine County: 25

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Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.

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