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Eleven new confirmed COVID-19 cases in SW Minnesota

Day total of new COVID-19 cases around state increases


REGIONAL — Cottonwood and Pipestone counties each recorded three new positive cases of COVID-19 during the 24-hour reporting period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Meanwhile, Jackson County recorded two new cases and Murray, Nobles and Rock counties each had one new case.

The Minnesota Department of Health recorded 1,857 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, pushing the cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 510,398 (positive and antigen tests), with 492,058 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 38,898 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the virus.

Sixteen new deaths were reported statewide during the 24-hour period, with six individuals residing in a private residence and 10 individuals who were residents of assisted living or long-term care facilities. Minnesota’s death toll from the virus now stands at 6,814, including 4,264 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 25, and the percentage of residents who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday shows:

  • Nobles County: 3,903 cases; 3,842 recoveries; 47 deaths; 31.2%. As of Monday, nine residents were within their 10-day isolation period, including one child aged birth to 10; one individual aged 20 to 25; three individuals aged 26 to 50; two individuals aged 51 to 64; and two individuals aged 65 and older.

  • Cottonwood County: 1,434 cases; 1,378 recoveries; 20 deaths; 31.8%.

  • Jackson County: 984 cases; 944 recoveries; 10 deaths; 27.6%.

  • Murray County: 970 cases; 954 recoveries; eight deaths; 30.1%.

  • Pipestone County: 1,042 cases; 1,001 recoveries; 24 deaths; 28%.

  • Rock County: 1,187 cases; 1,159 recoveries; 17 deaths; 25.2%.

The Iowa Department of Health reports 375,865 cases of COVID-19 since testing began. Thus far, 5,708 deaths are blamed on the novel coronavirus in the state.
In northwest Iowa:


  • Dickinson County: 2,369 positive cases (15 new cases); 1,972 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,496 positive cases (two new cases); 1,414 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 728 positive cases (four new cases); 661 recovered; 16 deaths.

Johns Hopkins University reports a nationwide cumulative total of 30,015,938 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 a.m. today. Thus far, 545,357 Americans have died from the virus.
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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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