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

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: