Counties across SW MN had widely varying numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday evening.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in southwestern Minnesota continues to grow, but the numbers vary widely between counties.

As of Friday evening, here is how the numbers stood:

Blue Earth County: 27

Brown County: 8

Chippewa County: 1

Cottonwood County: 6

Jackson County: 5

Kandiyohi County: 12

Lac Qui Parle County: 1

Lincoln County: 2

Lyon County: 6

Martin County: 41

McLeod County: 3

Meeker County: 3

Murray County: 5

Redwood County: 1

Renville County: 3

Watonwan County: 5

Yellow Medicine County: 3