This week, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 13 more area resident deaths linked to COVID-19 infections and 4,114 new cases among tri-county residents.
Between Monday and Friday, MDH reported 656 more cases of COVID-19 in Benton County, 1,025 more cases in Sherburne County and 2,433 more cases in Stearns County.
The deaths of one Benton County resident, four Sherburne County residents and eight Stearns County residents were also reported this week. They were:
One Benton County resident in their early 50s
Two Sherburne County residents in their late 50s
Two Sherburne County residents in their early 60s
One Stearns County resident in their early 30s
One Stearns County resident in their early 40s
Two Stearns County residents in their late 50s
One Stearns County resident in their late 60s
One Stearns County resident in their late 70s
One Stearns County resident in their late 80s
One Stearns County resident in their early 90s
Statewide, 215 more deaths from COVID-19 were reported this week by MDH. MDH also reported 74,240 new cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Here are the area numbers since the pandemic began:
Benton County: 10,887 total cases, 146 total deaths
Sherburne County: 22,511 total cases, 161 total deaths
Stearns County: 40,702 total cases, 329 total deaths
Statewide, there have been almost 1.14 million cases of COVID-19 and 10,971 deaths from COVID-19 reported by MDH.
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