COVID-19 case counts are low in area counties as vaccine rates tick up
Since last week's report, Nobles and Murray counties have each lost another resident.
REGIONAL — The Minnesota Department of Health reported one new COVID-related death and 95 newly confirmed cases of the virus statewide in its daily update issued at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The report showed that no new cases of the virus had been reported in any of the far southwest Minnesota counties during the 24-hour reporting period.
Since last week’s update in the print edition, both Murray and Nobles counties reported one new COVID-related death. The Murray County resident was aged 85 to 89, while the Nobles County resident was aged 90 to 94.
Statewide, 7,518 Minnesotans have died from the virus since the start of the global pandemic, including 4,457 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Meanwhile, the cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has reached 603,966 (positive and antigen tests), with 595,183 beyond the 10-day isolation period.
Cumulative positive and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, recoveries as of June 10, and the percentage of residents to receive at least one dose of the vaccine locally as of Sunday are:
Cottonwood County: 1,671 cases; 1,646 recoveries; 24 deaths; 58%.
Jackson County: 1,226 cases; 1,212 recoveries; 12 deaths; 50%.
Murray County: 1,070 cases; 1,060 recoveries; 10 deaths; 52%.
Nobles County: 4,079 cases; 4,028 recoveries; 50 deaths; 60%.
Pipestone County: 1,166 cases; 1,136 recoveries; 26 deaths; 55%.
Rock County: 1,287 cases; 1,268 recoveries; 19 deaths; 51%.
Parkview Manor in Ellsworth is the only facility in the six-county area to be included on the list of long-term care facilities with current exposures to the virus, according to a weekly MDH report issued June 10.
In Iowa, 403,388 people have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far and 6,103 have died from complications of the virus.
Among neighboring counties in northwest Iowa:
Dickinson County: 2,687 positive cases; 2,445 recovered; 44 deaths.
Lyon County: 1,595 positive cases; 1,544 recovered; 41 deaths.
Osceola County: 817 positive cases; 775 recovered; 16 deaths.
Nationwide, 33,476,053 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 599,975 Americans have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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