(St. Paul MN-) The Minnesota Department of Health Wednesday reported 2736 more cases of COVID-19. They also reported a backlog of COVID-19-related deaths going back more than a year. Of the 41 deaths reported on Wednesday, only 12 of the victims died this month. The rest go from June of 2020 to August of this year. 3 of the victims were from Meeker County and 3 from Stearns. Minnesota's death toll now stands at 7956. Locally, there were 79 cases coronavirus reported in Stearns County...there were 17 in Kandiyohi, 9 in Meeker, 7 in Chippewa, 4 in both Pope and Swift and 3 in Renville. The figures were based on approximately 24,000 test results.