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Seven new confirmed COVID cases in Kandiyohi County, while Stearns County leads area with 28 confirmed new cases

The 11-county area reported 43 confirmed and five probable cases of COVID-19 in Sunday' state report. Stearns County continues to lead the area in new cases with Kandiyohi County in second.

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

WILLMAR — Stearns County reported 28 new confirmed cases and three probable cases of COVID-19 in Sunday's state report, as Kandiyohi County added an additional seven confirmed and one probable cases to its total.

Other counties that reported new cases were Redwood with four and Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Meeker and Yellow Medicine all with one new confirmed. Lac qui Parle also had a probable case.

Chippewa, Pope, Renville and Swift had no new cases in Sunday's report.

Statewide there were 891 newly reported cases overall.



That brings the state's cumulative total to 479,036.

Of the cumulative number of cases, 37,462 of them are health care workers.

There were nine additional deaths attributed to COVID-19, for a current total of 6,432 deaths. Most of the deaths, 4,037, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 5,329 of the deaths were 70 years or older.

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.

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: 507 cases; 3 deaths
  • Chippewa County: 1,356 cases; 35 deaths
  • Kandiyohi County: 5,756 cases; 74 deaths
  • Lac qui Parle County: 679 cases; 16 deaths
  • Meeker County: 2,051 cases; 34 deaths
  • Pope County: 786 cases; 5 deaths
  • Redwood County: 1,461 cases; 27 deaths
  • Renville County: 1,467 cases; 40 deaths
  • Stearns County: 18,645 cases; 200 deaths
  • Swift County: 871 cases; 18 deaths
  • Yellow Medicine County: 973 cases; 17 deaths

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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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