REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded one new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,631 since testing began, according to Sunday morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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

The number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 121 in Cottonwood County, 52 in Jackson County (two new cases), 47 in Murray County, 28 in Rock County (two new cases) and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported eight new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Saturday, bringing the total now to 1,380, with another 32 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,093 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 322 patients hospitalized in the state, including 160 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 32,920 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 461 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Saturday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,374 health care workers. Statewide, 28,663 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 198 positive COVID-19 cases (with 75 recovered), Osceola County 49 (45 recovered) and Lyon County 32 (29 recovered) as of Sunday. Dickinson County now has two deaths from the novel coronavirus.

Thus far, there have been 25,891 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 16,002 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 685 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,256,187 positive cases of COVID-19 and 119,744 deaths as of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.

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