REGIONAL — Nobles County reported five new cases of COVID-19 and Murray and Rock counties added four new cases each during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday. Jackson County also added two new cases.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 113,439, with 101,376 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 1,178 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period and three deaths.

Statewide, 2,144 individuals have now died from COVID-19, with another 53 people believed to have died from the virus but were not tested. Among the dead are 1,522 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Thus far, 11,654 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

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

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  • Nobles County: 2,038 positive cases; 28 confirmed individuals within their 10-day active period as of Thursday; 16 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 244 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 168 positive cases; one death.

  • Murray County: 209 positive cases; three deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 302 positive cases; 15 deaths.

  • Rock County: 219 positive cases; one death.

From the Nobles County Joint Information team, residents are to remain vigilant in the use of universal precautions in combating COVID-19. Handwashing with soap for 20 seconds, physical distancing, staying away from crowded and confined spaces with others and wearing facemasks are all advised.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Crossroads Care Center and South Shore Care Center in Worthington, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield, Valley View Assisted Living in Jackson, Maple Lawn Senior Care and Maplewood Court Assisted Living in Fulda, Good Samaritan Society homes in Mountain Lake, Pipestone and Windom, Ridge View Estates of Pipestone and the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.

The Iowa Department of Health reports 100,183 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 76,582 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,47` deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 475 positive cases; 211 recovered; five deaths. (Long-term-care facilities with exposures include Lyon Specialty Care of Rock Rapids and Fellowship Village of Inwood)

  • Osceola County: 213 positive cases; 1116recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 635 positive cases; 445 recovered; seven deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 7,792,816 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 2:30 p.m. Monday, with 3,075,077 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 214,985 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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