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Jackson County adds seven new COVID-19 cases

Murray and Nobles counties each report six new cases.

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REGIONAL — Another seven residents of Jackson County tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, while Murray and Nobles counties each had six new cases, Cottonwood County had five, Pipestone County had four and Rock County reported two.

The new cases were among 2,659 reported during the one-day period to the Minnesota Department of Health. The cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases statewide rose to 537,828 (positive and antigen tests), with 512,029 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 39,847 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the virus.

Another 10 deaths were recorded for the day, including four from private residences and six residents of assisted living or long-term care facilities. Minnesota’s death toll from the virus now stands at 6,932, including 4,310 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 April 8, and the percentage of residents who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday shows:

  • Nobles County: 3,957 cases; 3,866 recoveries; 47 deaths; 51%.

  • Cottonwood County: 1,513 cases; 1,426 recoveries; 20 deaths; 49%.

  • Jackson County: 1,123 cases; 1,011 recoveries; 10 deaths; 42%.

  • Murray County: 1,011 cases; 969 recoveries; nine deaths; 46%.

  • Pipestone County: 1,069 cases; 1,024 recoveries; 25 deaths; 45%.

  • Rock County: 1,206 cases; 1,173 recoveries; 18 deaths; 42%.

Area long-term care facilities reporting COVID-19 exposures as of April 8, include Colonial Manor and Valley View Assisted Living in Lakefield; Good Samaritan Society facilities in Windom, Jackson and Pipestone; Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton and Ecumen Meadows in Worthington.
All Minnesota residents aged 16 and older are now eligible for coronavirus vaccines. The Public Health department encourages all eligible individuals to seek vaccination. Private providers in Worthington include Access Family Medical Clinic/Avera Medical Group, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, Sanford Health, Sterling Drug and Walgreens.

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The Iowa Department of Health reports 384,632 cases of COVID-19 since testing began. Thus far, 5,849 deaths are blamed on the novel coronavirus in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Dickinson County: 2,546 positive cases (13 new cases); 2,057 recovered; 43 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,532 positive cases (no new cases); 1,434 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 760 positive cases (four new cases); 672 recovered; 16 deaths.

Johns Hopkins University reports a nationwide cumulative total of 31,006,952 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 a.m. Friday. Thus far, 560,152 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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