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Five new COVID-19 cases reported in Nobles County

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded five new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 1,607 since testing began, according to Friday’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

The number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 101 in Cottonwood County (four new cases), 43 in Jackson County, 42 in Murray County, 23 in Rock County and 15 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 25 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Thursday, bringing the total now to 1,274, with another 31 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,015 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 403 patients hospitalized in the state, including 191 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 29,795 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 490 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Thursday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,102 health care workers. Statewide, 25,028 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 112 positive COVID-19 cases (with 35 recovered), Osceola County 49 (32 recovered) and Lyon County 28 (19 recovered ) as of Friday.

Thus far, there have been 23,166 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 14,071 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 642 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,027,521 positive cases of COVID-19 and 113,899 deaths as of 9:45 a.m. Friday, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.

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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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