REGIONAL — Nobles County has recorded its 16th death from COVID-19, according to this morning’s situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The individual was between the ages of 85 and 89. No other information is provided by MDH.

The county also reported three more positive cases of the novel coronavirus, based on test results filed in the 24-hour time period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Pipestone County recorded two new cases during the same time period.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 85,813, with 79,583 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 513 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period, along with seven deaths. Of the seven deaths, three were in long-term care/assisted living facilities; four in private residences.

Statewide, 1,933 individuals have now died from COVID-19, with another 52 people believed to have died from the virus but were not tested. Among the dead are 1,402 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 244 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, with 136 individuals in intensive care units. Thus far, 9,303 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

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A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began:

  • Nobles County: 1,912 positive cases; 1,863 beyond the 10-day isolation period as of Tuesday; 16 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 211 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 112 positive cases; one death.

  • Murray County: 148 positive cases; two deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 204 positive cases; nine deaths.

  • Rock County: 133 positive cases.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Adrian Country Living Cottages in Adrian, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Valley View Assisted Living in Jackson, Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Lake, Lindenwood Assisted Living in Slayton and South Shore Care Center in Worthington.

The Iowa Department of Health reports 76,125 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 55,008 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,235 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 207 positive cases; 158 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 112 positive cases; 91 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 453 positive cases; 389 recovered; six deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 6,600,566 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with 2,495,127 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 196,103 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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