West central Minnesota reports 94 new COVID-19 cases in Thursday's report; no deaths
The 11 counties tracked by the West Central Tribune reported 94 new COVID-19 cases, with about half of those cases being reported in Stearns County. Statewide there were 1,505 new cases and six deaths.
WILLMAR — There were 94 new cases of COVID-19 overall and no deaths reported Thursday in the 11-county area tracked by the West Central Tribune. That compares to 52 cases the previous day.
Stearns County reported 46 new cases overall in Thursday's report; Kandiyohi County reported 11 new cases; Renville County reported eight new cases; Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties each reported seven new cases; Meeker and Swift counties each reported four new cases; Pope County reported three new cases; Big Stone and Redwood counties each reported two new cases.
Lac qui Parle County did not report any new cases.
Statewide there were six deaths and 1,505 new cases for a cumulative total of 501,458.
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Of the cumulative number of cases, 38,602 of them have been among health care workers.
The state’s current total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is now at 6,762. Most of the deaths, 4,244, have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, and 5,606 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: 532 cases; 4 deaths
Chippewa County: 1,401 cases; 35 deaths
Kandiyohi County: 5,918 cases; 78 deaths
Lac qui Parle County: 702 cases; 17 deaths
Meeker County: 2,112 cases; 34 deaths
Pope County: 861 cases; 6 deaths
Redwood County: 1,498 cases; 34 deaths
Renville County: 1,561 cases; 41 deaths
Stearns County: 19,170 cases; 208 deaths
Swift County: 904 cases; 18 deaths
Yellow Medicine County: 1,000 cases; 17 deaths
The state is now also reporting daily vaccine administration numbers. The vaccine is not yet available to the general public but is being provided to targeted groups.
As of Thursday’s report, 1,303,210 people have received one dose and 764,275 have completed the vaccine series statewide.
According to the figures available Thursday, the number of individuals who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in area counties includes:
Big Stone: 1,811
Lac qui Parle: 2,259
Yellow Medicine: 3,028
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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