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Jackson County adds eight new cases of COVID-19

Nobles County records no new cases during one-day period.

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REGIONAL — Jackson County recorded eight new positive and probable cases of COVID-19 during the 24-hour reporting period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile, Murray County recorded six new cases, Cottonwood and Pipestone counties each had three new cases and Rock County reported one new case. Nobles County recorded no new cases for the day.

The Minnesota Department of Health recorded 1,323 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, pushing the cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to 508,541 (positive and antigen tests), with 491,410 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 38,828 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the virus.

Nine new deaths were reported statewide during the 24-hour period, with three individuals residing in a private residence and six individuals who were residents of assisted living or long-term care facilities. Minnesota’s death toll from the virus now stands at 6,798, including 4,254 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 18, and the percentage of residents who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday shows:

  • Nobles County: 3,898 cases; 3,832 recoveries; 47 deaths; 31%. 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: 1,429 cases; 1,343 recoveries; 20 deaths; 31.8%.

  • Jackson County: 980 cases; 937 recoveries; 10 deaths; 27.4%.

  • Murray County: 969 cases; 950 recoveries; eight deaths; 30%.

  • Pipestone County: 1,038 cases; 994 recoveries; 24 deaths; 28%.

  • Rock County: 1,186 cases; 1,153 recoveries; 17 deaths; 25.1%.

The Iowa Department of Health reports 375,206 cases of COVID-19 since testing began. Thus far, 5,689 deaths are blamed on the novel coronavirus in the state.
In northwest Iowa:

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  • Dickinson County: 2,354 positive cases (20 new cases); 1,970 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,494 positive cases (six new cases); 1,411 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 724 positive cases (four new cases); 659 recovered; 16 deaths.

Johns Hopkins University reports a nationwide cumulative total of 29,928,341 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 a.m. today. Thus far, 543,933 Americans have died from the virus.
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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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