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MDH update: COVID-19 cases now at 76 for Nobles County

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WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Health’s updated numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 increased to 76 on Monday, up from 60 individuals on Sunday.

There was one new case reported in Rock County, while other neighboring counties remained steady: six in Cottonwood County; two in Jackson County; three in Murray County; and two in Pipestone County. As of 10 a.m. Sunday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported five COVID-19 cases in Lyon County, three in Osceola County and one in Dickinson County.

No deaths have been reported thus far from any of those counties.

Expanded testing efforts, including a drive-thru testing clinic in Worthington, are providing a better glimpse into the number of positive cases, though public health officials have said in recent days there are likely far more cases within the county that have not been reported.

Statewide, MDH reported 143 people have died from the novel coronavirus as of 4 p.m. Sunday. There were 237 patients hospitalized, including 126 individuals in the intensive care unit.


Thus far, 2,470 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 1, 202 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.

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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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