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YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY

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COVID-19 cases have continued to increase across the state, and more people are hospitalized, though the number of deaths has not increased significantly, according to Minnesota Department of Health udpates. The numbers are likely higher than the state is reporting, as home tests are not reported to the state.
The state reported nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, and more than 14,000 new cases in the past week. Deaths due to COVID-19 also increased slightly, as did the number of people in hospitals.
COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Minnesota in recent weeks, with the positivity rate increasing from 3.3% a month ago to 9.7% in the past week. Deaths have not increased, but hospitalization numbers are climbing.
The overall area served by Countryside Public Health mirrored the state in vaccination and positivity rates during the pandemic, but the five counties and southwestern Minnesota as a region showed a higher death rate.

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COVID-19 cases in west central Minnesota continue to inch back up, with 342 cases reported during the past week, up from 200 a week ago. One death was recorded.
New cases of COVID-19 are climbing, and the Minnesota Department of Health said this week that the case count has risen above the high-risk threshold. Hospitalizations and deaths have risen slightly in the past week, too. They generally start climbing several weeks after case counts rise.
Christopher Allen Lee, 53, of Clarkfield, is accused of discharging his service weapon into a door in his home in Clarkfield as his roommate pushed against it to prevent his entry. Lee was relieved of his duties as police chief for the Upper Sioux Community the day of the incident.
Despite the avian flu outbreak, experts state that consuming poultry and poultry-related products is safe for consumers.
Minnesota reported 877 new cases of COVID-19 and seven deaths on Friday. In the past week, the deaths of 24 people were added to the state total of more than 12,000 deaths. More than 1.37 million people have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 1.76 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday, April 13.

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A 24-year-old Renville man prohibited from possessing firearms was sentenced in Yellow Medicine County District Court to the mandatory minimum of 60 months. He was charged after a November traffic stop in rural Granite Falls.
There were 84 cases of COVID-19 reported in the 11 counties tracked by the West Central Tribune over the past week, and one death.
Larry Cole tells of his journey as a farm kid and athlete for the Granite Falls Kilowatts to playing in five Super Bowls and 26 playoff games as a stalwart of the Dallas Cowboys and the team's "Doomsday Defense." He brought the competitive spirit he showed on the field to business and built a successful career as a real estate developer.

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