In data released this morning by the Minnesota Department of Health, there were 625 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed statewide, and 3 more deaths from the virus. Around the area, Kandiyohi County bumped up to 698 cases with 1 death from the virus, Chippewa County is at 106 cases with 1 death, Swift County notched up 2 for its 55th case with 1 death. Meeker now has 86 cases with 2 deaths, Renville registered #65 with 5 deaths, Pope is at 48, Yellow Medicine 52 and Lac qui Parle is at 8. There are currently 320 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus in the state, with 159 of those in the ICU.