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One new COVID-19 case confirmed in Kandiyohi County, four in Chippewa County

Chippewa County reported four new cases of COVID-19, while Kandiyohi and Yellow Medicine counties each saw one new case.

A coronavirus graphic. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WILLMAR β€” The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kandiyohi County increased by one on Thursday, bringing the current total to 553, according to the Minnesota Department of Health's daily situation update.

Chippewa County saw its total rise by 4 to 62, and Yellow Medicine reported one new case for a total of 13.

Statewide there are 387 new cases for a cumulative total of 31,675 with 3,292 of them being health care workers.

There were 19 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 1,344.

Most of the deaths, 1,064, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities and 1,097 of the deaths were 70 years or older.


Statewide, there are 345 COVID-19 patients currently in hospitals, 171 of them being treated in ICUs.

The Minnesota Department of Health is also reporting that 27,566 of the state's reported positive cases no longer need to self-isolate.

So far in Minnesota, there have been approximately 460,879 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: 62, up 4

Kandiyohi County: 553, up 1


Lac qui Parle County: 3

Meeker County: 50

Pope County: 10

Redwood County: 12

Renville County: 12

Stearns County: 2,122, up 11

Swift County: 20

Yellow Medicine County: 11, up 1


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