REGIONAL — Minnesota recorded just two deaths statewide from COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday, according to this morning’s situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health. However, there were 650 individuals testing positive for the novel coronavirus during the one-day period.

Locally, Nobles County reported one new case as of 4 p.m. Sunday, while Pipestone County recorded three new cases and Rock County reported two.

Cumulative totals for positive COVID-19 tests are as follows:

Nobles County: 1,728 positive cases; six deaths.

Cottonwood County: 159 positive cases.

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Jackson County: 64 positive cases.

Murray County: 118 positive cases; one death.

Pipestone County: 136 positive cases; eight deaths.

Rock County: 62 positive cases.

Statewide: 51,153 individuals have tested positive cases of COVID-19, with 45,198 individuals beyond the 10-day isolation period. Two newly reported deaths statewide Sunday brings the death total from COVID-19 in Minnesota to 1,576, with another 40 deemed probable victims of the virus.

Among the dead are 1,207 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 257 patients are hospitalized, including 126 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 5,988 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 42,485 positive cases; 29,605 recovered; 826 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 358 positive cases; 237 recovered; four deaths.

  • Osceola County: 75 positive cases; 52 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 90 positive cases; 73 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 4,238,500 positive cases; 1,297,863 recovered; 146,968 deaths.

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