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COVID-19 cases remain low throughout region

No new cases throughout six-county southwest Minnesota area

A COVID-19 vaccination is prepared to be administered. Forum News Service file photo

REGIONAL — There were no newly reported cases of COVID-19 in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota on Tuesday, and new cases for the week remained low, according to statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Health.

On Tuesday, MDH reported 125 new cases of the virus statewide during testing efforts in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday. Meanwhile, there was two new deaths reported in the state during the same timeframe.

The cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is 603,005 (positive and antigen tests), with 593,851 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Minnesota’s death toll from the virus is 7,469, including 4,442 residents of long-term care facilities.

Cumulative positive and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, recoveries as of June 3, and the percentage of residents to receive at least one dose of the vaccine locally as of Sunday are:

  • Cottonwood County: 1,671 cases; 1,642 recoveries; 24 deaths; 58%.

  • Jackson County: 1,226 cases; 1,211 recoveries; 12 deaths; 49%.

  • Murray County: 1,070 cases; 1,060 recoveries; nine deaths; 52%.

  • Nobles County: 4,088 cases; 4,036 recoveries; 49 deaths; 60%.

  • Pipestone County: 1,165 cases; 1,137 recoveries; 26 deaths; 54%.

  • Rock County: 1,287 cases; 1,268 recoveries; 19 deaths; 50%.

In Iowa, 402,606 people have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far and 6,078 have died from complications of the virus.
Among neighboring counties in northwest Iowa:


  • Dickinson County: 2,683 positive cases; 2,439 recovered; 44 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,595 positive cases; 1,538 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 818 positive cases; 773 recovered; 16 deaths.

Nationwide, 33,378,859 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 597,984 Americans have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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Ryan McGaughey arrived in Worthington in April 2001 as sports editor of The Daily Globe, and first joined Forum Communications Co. upon his hiring as a sports reporter at The Dickinson (North Dakota) Press in November 1998. McGaughey became news editor in Worthington in November 2002 and editor in August 2006.
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