REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,669 since testing began, according to Monday morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 136 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 55 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 64 positive cases (one new case).

  • Pipestone County: 52 positive cases (eight new cases); two deaths.

  • Rock County: 31 positive cases (one new case).

Statewide: 38,569 positive cases of COVID-19 (434 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 33,907 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,474 deaths (three new deaths) with another 37 deemed probable victims of the virus.

Among the dead are 1,156 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 258 patients are hospitalized, including 125 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 3,790 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 31,654 positive cases; 25,017 recovered; 722 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 266 positive cases; 162 recovered; two deaths.

  • Osceola County: 61 positive cases; 48 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 44 positive cases; 40 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 2,897,613 positive cases; 906,763 recovered; 130,007 deaths.

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