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Cottonwood County adds 15 new cases of COVID-19

COVID-19 Saliva Testing site open today through Monday at Worthington Event Center.


REGIONAL — The Minnesota Department of Health reported this morning that another 3,523 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The new cases included 15 in Cottonwood County, 11 in Nobles County, 10 in Jackson County, eight in Murray County, seven in Rock County and six in Pipestone County.

Statewide, 89 more deaths were reported from complications of COVID-19 during the 24-hour period. Among the dead were 31 individuals who resided in private residences, 56 individuals in long-term care facilities, one in a group home or residential behavioral health facility and one in jail/prison. There have now been 4,198 Minnesotans lost to COVID-19, including 2,767 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

The state’s cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases rose to 367,218 (positive tests and antigen tests), with 324,304 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 27,057 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began. The number of recoveries and positivity rate are based on information released today by MDH.

  • Nobles County: 3,278 positive cases; 41 probable cases; 3,089 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 20.6% positivity rate; 39 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 1,024 positive cases; 66 probable cases; 919 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 10.6% positivity rate; five deaths.

  • Jackson County: 626 positive cases; 23 probable cases; 513 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 10.9% positivity rate; two deaths.

  • Murray County: 663 positive cases; 12 probable cases; 596 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 9.7% positivity rate; five deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 799 positive cases; 19 probable cases; 734 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 9% positivity rate; 18 deaths.

  • Rock County: 896 positive cases; 30 probable cases; 815 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 9% positivity rate; 10 deaths.

A saliva testing site for COVID-19 is now open at the Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments are encouraged online at mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php, although walk-ins are welcome.
Congregate care facilities with COVID-19 exposures as of Friday include Ecumen Meadows, Golden Horizons and Crossroads Care Center, all in Worthington; Parkview Manor, Ellsworth; Colonial Manor Nursing Home and Valley View Assisted Living, Lakefield; Edgebrook Care Center and Edgebrook Estates Assisted Living, Edgerton; Good Samaritan Society homes in Jackson, Luverne, Mountain Lake, Pipestone, Windom and Westbrook; Maple Lawn Senior Care, Fulda; Good Samaritan Society/Mikkelsen Manor, Windom; the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne; and Ridgeview Estates, Pipestone.


The Iowa Department of Health reports 251,028 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 177,800 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 3,120 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Dickinson County: 1,543 positive cases (11 new cases); 1,063 recovered; 12 deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include Accura Health Care, Milford, with 42 cases and 11 recoveries.

  • Lyon County: 1,128 positive cases (nine new cases); 764 recovered; 21 deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include the Good Samaritan Society, George, with 32 cases and 25 recoveries thus far; and the Rock Rapids Health Centre with 14 cases and zero recoveries thus far.

  • Osceola County: 582 positive cases (12 new cases); 417 recovered; three deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include Country View Manor, Sibley, with 33 cases and one recovery thus far.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 15,413,913 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. today, with 5,891,885 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 289,970 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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