REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded three new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,672 since testing began, according to Tuesday morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health. Nobles County Community Services reports 1,648 of those individuals are 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: 136 positive cases; 135 beyond the 10-day isolation period.

  • Jackson County: 55 positive cases; 54 beyond the 10-day isolation period.

  • Murray County: 65 positive cases (one new case).

  • Pipestone County: 59 positive cases (seven new cases); two deaths.

  • Rock County: 31 positive cases.

In Pipestone County, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton now reports exposure to COVID-19. It is the second facility in Pipestone County to report exposure in the last few weeks, with the Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone the first to report exposure.

Statewide: 39,133 positive cases of COVID-19 (569 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 34,377 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,477 deaths (three new deaths) with another 37 deemed probable victims of the virus.

Among the dead are 1,157 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 267 patients are hospitalized, including 121 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 3,826 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 31,927 positive cases; 25,439 recovered; 725 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 266 positive cases; 179 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 62 positive cases; 49 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 45 positive cases; 40 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 2,948,397 positive cases; 924,148 recovered; 130,430 deaths.

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