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Cottonwood County adds five more cases of COVID-19

Saliva testing site open today at the Worthington Event Center.


REGIONAL — Cottonwood County added another five new cases of COVID-19 during the 24-hour period that culminated at 4 p.m. Sunday, while Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties reported no new cases.

Statewide, 829 new probable and positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded for the single day. The cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 498,218 (positive and antigen tests), with 482,984 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 38,468 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the virus.

There was one newly reported death during the one-day period, a resident of an assisted living or long-term-care facility. Minnesota’s death toll from the virus now stands at 6,747, including 4,241 residents of long-term care facilities.

A local snapshot of COVID-19, with current cumulative positive and probable test results and deaths as reported by MDH, recovery data (beyond the 10-day isolation period) as of March 11, and the percentage of residents who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday shows:

  • Nobles County: 3,889 cases; 3,822 recoveries; 47 deaths; 20.3%.

  • Cottonwood County: 1,396 cases; 1,328 recoveries; 20 deaths; 26.6%.

  • Jackson County: 952 cases; 925 recoveries; 10 deaths; 21.9%.

  • Murray County: 962 cases; 937 recoveries; eight deaths; 24.9%.

  • Pipestone County: 1,020 cases; 989 recoveries; 24 deaths; 25.4%.

  • Rock County: 1,174 cases; 1,145 recoveries; 16 deaths; 22.1%.

A walk-through COVID-19 saliva testing site is open at the Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive. Appointments are encouraged at mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php, although walk-ins are welcome. Hours for free testing are noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
People are asked to stay home if sick or someone in their home is awaiting results of a COVID test. Hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds, physical distancing, staying out of crowded/confined spaces with others, and wearing face masks in public places is still advised.


Congregate care facilities with current COVID-19 exposures include Maple Lawn Senior Care, Fulda.

The Iowa Department of Health reports 370,732 cases of COVID-19 since testing began. Thus far, 5,642 deaths are blamed on the novel coronavirus in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Dickinson County: 2,258 positive cases (no new cases); 1,934 recovered; 40 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,481 positive cases (no new cases); 1,393 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 710 positive cases (no new cases); 649 recovered; 15 deaths.

Johns Hopkins University reports a nationwide cumulative total of 29,446,321 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 a.m. today. Thus far, 534,946 Americans have died from the virus.
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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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