REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded one new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,662 since testing began, according to Friday morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Nobles County Public Health reported 1,629 of the individuals testing positive were beyond the 10-day isolation period as of noon Monday. Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 134 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 55 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 58 positive cases (four new cases).

  • Pipestone County: 37 positive cases (six new cases); one death.

  • Rock County: 30 positive cases (one new case).

Statewide: 37,624 positive cases of COVID-19 (423 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 32,347 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,466 deaths (eight new deaths) with another 37 deemed probable victims of the virus.

Among the dead are 1,150 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 270 patients are hospitalized, including 132 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 3,732 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 30,357 positive cases; 24,275 recovered; 720 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 260 positive cases; 151 recovered; two deaths.

  • Osceola County: 58 positive cases; 47 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 41 positive cases; 38 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 2,753,754 positive cases; 781,970 recovered; 128,871 deaths.

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