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Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties


REGIONAL — Five Nobles County residents, along with three residents each in Rock, Murray and Pipestone counties, and one resident of Jackson County are the latest to test positive for COVID-19, according to this morning’s situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The test results are from a 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 90,942, with 82,174 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 937 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period, along with four deaths.

Statewide, 1,969 individuals have now died from COVID-19, with another 52 people believed to have died from the virus but were not tested. Among the dead are 1,425 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

As of Sunday, 255 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, with 128 individuals in intensive care units. Thus far, 9,684 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began:


  • Nobles County: 1,936 positive cases; 1,863 beyond the 10-day isolation period as of Tuesday; 16 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 219 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 134 positive cases; one death.

  • Murray County: 157 positive cases; two deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 215 positive cases; nine deaths.

  • Rock County: 155 positive cases.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Valley View Assisted Living in Jackson, Good Samaritan Society homes in Luverne, Mountain Lake and Windom, Lindenwood Assisted Living in Slayton and South Shore Care Center in Worthington.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 80,659 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 57,848 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,266 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 255 positive cases; 169 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 127 positive cases; 92 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 486 positive cases; 397 recovered; six deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 6,816,046 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. today, with 2,590,671 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 199,552 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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