(Montevideo, MN) – Numbers of COVID-19 cases continue grow across Minnesota. An update this morning from Department of Health says that there are now over 8500 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 485 fatalities. The vast majority of these fatalities are from long term care or assisted living facilities. Chippewa county added another case yesterday to bring the total to 4. Locally there are 11 cases in Lyon County, 3 in Yellow Medicine. Swift and Lac Qui Parle Counties are reporting 2 cases each. Across the state, over 5000 people have recovered from the virus.