In data released Wednesday morning by the Minnesota Department of Health, Kandiyohi County is up to 650 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1death from the virus, while Chippewa County has 92 cases and 1 death. Other county confirmation rates include Meeker at 82 cases with 2 deaths from the illness; Renville has 53 cases with 4 deaths, Swift has 51 cases with 1 death, Yellow Medicine is up to 46 cases, Pope has 35, and Lac qui Parle holds at 6.
Statewide, there were 681 new cases reported today, bringing the Minnesota total to 52,947 cases. There were also 9 new deaths since the day before, bringing that statewide total to 1,589. The number of people hospitalized in the state ticked up a bit to 310, with 143 of those in the ICU.