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Murray, Pipestone counties report new COVID-19 cases

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REGIONAL — No Nobles County residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Friday's status update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Since testing began, the county has recorded 1,676 positive cases, with 1,654 of those individuals now beyond the 10-day isolation period, according to Nobles County Public Health. Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 138 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 57 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 68 positive cases (one new case reported by 4 p.m. Thursday).

  • Pipestone County: 67 positive cases (one new case reported by 4 p.m. Thursday); four deaths.

  • Rock County: 31 positive cases.

Statewide: 40,767 positive cases of COVID-19 (609 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 35,442 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,495 deaths (five new deaths) with another 38 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,166 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 227 patients are hospitalized, including 124 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 3,965 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 33,759 positive cases; 25,768 recovered; 742 deaths.


  • Dickinson County: 293 positive cases; 180 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 65 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 50 positive cases; 40 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,131,953 positive cases; 969,111 recovered; 133,420 deaths.

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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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