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Nobles County records 59th death due to complications from COVID-19

Individual was between the ages of 75 and 79.

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WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Health reported today the death of a Nobles County resident due to complications of COVID-19. The individual was between the ages of 75 and 79. No other information is available.

The Nobles County death was among 21 reported in today’s update. Fifteen of the deaths were from private residences, and six resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Nineteen of the deaths occured in February, and two died in January.

The number of newly reported cases continues to decline across the state, with just 591 new cases reported in the last 24-hour period that ended at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Among the new cases were three in Rock County and one each in Murray, Nobles and Cottonwood counties.

Following is current, cumulative data for area counties:

Nobles County: 6,889 cases; 6,800 no longer isolating as of Feb. 24; 59 deaths; 68.3% of residents ages 5 and older have received at least one vaccine dose.

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Cottonwood County: 3,179 cases; 3,106 no longer isolating; 40 deaths; 62.9% vaccinated.

Jackson County: 2,128 cases; 2,098 no longer isolating; 17 deaths; 58% vaccinated.

Murray County: 2,011 cases; 1,974 no longer isolating; 15 deaths; 62.2% vaccinated.

Pipestone County: 1,975 cases; 1,932 no longer isolating; 34 deaths; 58.3% vaccinated.

Rock County: 2,310 cases; 2,268 no longer isolating; 33 deaths; 56.8% vaccinated.

Dickinson County, Iowa: 4,119 cases; 71 deaths; 60.5% fully vaccinated.

Lyon County, Iowa: 2,721 cases; 48 deaths; 44.1% fully vaccinated.

Osceola County, Iowa: 1,392 cases; 22 deaths; 47.3% fully vaccinated.

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The Centers for Disease Control continues to ask people to stay home if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and/or are awaiting test results, and to practice universal precautions including washing hands with soap (for 20 seconds), social distancing, and avoiding crowded or confined spaces.

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