REGIONAL — Pipestone County recorded three cases of the novel coronavirus in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Sunday morning’s situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Pipestone County's cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is now at 133. A total of eight citizens in that county have now died from the coronavirus.

Nobles County, meanwhile, reported two new cases, bringing its cumulative total to 1,727. As of July 20, 1,690 of those individuals were beyond the 10-day isolation period. The county stands at six COVID-19 deaths.

Additional southwest Minnesota case counts:

Cottonwood County: 159 positive cases (one new case).

Jackson County: 64 positive cases.

Murray County: 118 positive cases (three new cases); one death.

Rock County: 60 positive cases.

Area long-term care facilities currently dealing with exposures to COVID-19 are: Good Samaritan Society, Windom; Edgebrook Care Center, Edgerton; Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone; Ridge View Estates, Pipestone; and Jasper Sunrise Village.

Statewide, 51,153 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, with 871 new cases in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday. Of those who have tested positive, 44,431 individuals no longer need isolation. A total of 1,574 Minnesotans have died from the novel coronavirus thus far, with another 40 deemed probable victims of the virus.

Among the dead are 1,205 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 273 patients are hospitalized, including 115 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 5,938 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 42,016 positive cases; 29,605 recovered; 826 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 356 positive cases; 237 recovered; four deaths.

  • Osceola County: 75 positive cases; 52 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 89 positive cases; 69 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 4,193,103 positive cases; 1,279,414 recovered; 146,574 deaths.

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