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Minnesota COVID-19 deaths back in double digits

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(St. Paul MN-) Cases of COVID-19 and COVID-related deaths went up slightly on Wednesday in Minnesota, but not by a huge amount. The Minnesota Department of Health says there were 783 more cases of coronavirus, bringing the state's pandemic total to just over 473,000, and of that number, nearly 463,000 have recovered. There were 10 more deaths reported, putting the state's death toll at 6390. The figures were based on approximately 18,600 test results.

Locally there were 17 more cases reported in Stearns County, 4 in Pope, 3 in Chippewa and Kandiyohi, and zero additional cases reported in Meeker, Renville and Swift Counties.

Since Monday there have been 34 more people hospitalized with 4 going to the ICU. And through Monday nearly 696,000 Minnesotans have had at least their first dose of vaccine, including 5808 in Kandiyohi County, which is 13.6 percent of the county's population.

Totals              cases           deaths

Chippewa         1353              35

Kandiyohi         5729              74

Meeker             2043              34

Pope                  784                5

Renville             1452              40

Stearns           18,562            199

Swift                    869             18