REGIONAL — Nobles County reported seven new cases of COVID-19 and Jackson County added four new cases each during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday. Cottonwood and Rock counties each had three new cases, respectively, and Murray County added one.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 114,574, with 102,624 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 1,150 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period and seven deaths.

Statewide, 2,151 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 1,524 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Thus far, 11,773 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 100,688 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 78,079 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,481 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 477 positive cases; 226 recovered; five deaths. (Long-term-care facilities with exposures include Lyon Specialty Care of Rock Rapids and Fellowship Village of Inwood)

  • Osceola County: 214 positive cases; 119 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 636 positive cases; 457 recovered; seven deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 7,811,401 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 3,106,728 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 215,251 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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