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Minnesota sets another single-day COVID-19 death record Thursday with 72

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(Willmar MN-) COVID-19 case numbers and deaths continue to rise in Minnesota. The department of health Thursday reported 72 COVID-19-related deaths, breaking yesterday's record of 67. 3082 Minnesotans have now died of illness related to the virus. And with 7877 additional cases reported, the state fell short of the record of nearly 8600 set on November 9th. Minnesota has now had nearly 250,000 cases since the start of the pandemic, and of that number, 198,365 have recovered. Thursday's figures were based on approximately 55,000 test results.

Locally, several deaths were reported. Kandiyohi County had 3 COVID-19-related deaths, with the victims ranging in age from their late 60s to the early 90s. That brings the county's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 12. Stearns County had 3 deaths, with the victims ranging in age from the early 70s to the late 80s, and brings their death toll to 79. A person in their late 60s died in Renville County, their 17th, and Meeker County had their 7th coronavirus-related death, a person in their early 90s.

As for additional cases, Stearns County reported 499, Kandiyohi reported 91, there were 52 in Meeker, 28 in Renville, 13 in Pope, 10 in Swift and 6 in Chippewa County.

Totals              cases           deaths

Chippewa           697              7

Kandiyohi          3047            12

Meeker               880              7

Pope                  419              0

Renville              580            28

Stearns          11,238            79

Swift                  442             10