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COVID-19 News: 11 deaths total reported now for Redwood County

A Redwood County resident was one of five COVID-19 deaths reported Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health.

The Redwood County death involved a resident 60 to 64-years-old, and was the eleventh death in the county putting the death count now the same as Renville County.

Kandiyohi County Monday reported 30 more cases, 6 in Chippewa and Pope, 4 in Renville, 3 in Meeker and 1 additional case reported in Swift County.

Deaths were also reported in Aitkin, Mille Lacs, Ramsey, and Stearns counties, according to MDH.  All but one of the deaths involved patients in long-term care or assisted living.

MDH also reported 1,632 new infections Monday, with a dozen new cases reported in Blue Earth County, nine in Nicollet County, and eight in Brown County.

According to MDH, there have been 81 people hospitalized with the virus since Friday, and 20 people admitted to intensive care.

Of the deaths confirmed Sunday, 14 were residents of long-term care facilities. The COVID Tracking Project notes there were about 326 new cases per 100,000 people in Minnesota over the past two weeks, which ranks 18th in the country for new cases per capita.


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