(Montevideo, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting just over 18,200 cases of COVID-19 in the state. The death toll now stands at 809 with the overwhelming majority of those coming from long term care or assisted living facilities. Locally, there are 36 cases in Chippewa County, 28 in Lyon, 14 in Swift, 5 in Yellow Medicine, and 3 in Lac Qui Parle County. Across the state, nearly 12,700 people have recovered from the virus