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Kandiyohi County COVID-19 vaccination rate drops more than 12% in one day

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(St. Paul MN-)  The Minnesota Department of Health Thursday reported 2919 additional cases of COVID-19, and 25 more deaths.   One of the victims was a person in their early 50s from Meeker County, and a person in their late 80s from McLeod County.    Locally, Stearns County reported 98 more cases of coronavirus, there were 30 in Kandiyohi, 12 in Meeker, 9 in Renville, 7 in Chippewa and 2 each in Pope and Swift Counties.   The figures were based on approximately 37,700 test results. 

The Willmar School District reports 15 cases at Willmar High School this week...12 students and 3 staff members.   The vaccination rate in Kandiyohi County Thursday fell from 59 percent, where it's been for at least the last 2 months, to 47.8 percent.   Doug Schultz with the Minnesota Department of Health says the shift is attributed to a new reporting system that he says more-accurately matches the addresses of people who get the shots with the counties they live in.   He says to expect further such shifts in the coming weeks.  
Pandemic totals....752,060 cases, 8379 deaths and 720,751 victims recovered.