13 deaths, 4,114 new cases of COVID-19 reported in tri-county area this week

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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

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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

More: Most people in the St. Cloud area who have died of COVID-19 were in their 70s, 80s

Statewide, there have been almost 1.14 million cases of COVID-19 and 10,971 deaths from COVID-19 reported by MDH.

Sarah Kocher is the business reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Reach her at 320-255-8799 or skocher@stcloudtimes.com. Follow her on Twitter @SarahAKocher.

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