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New COVID-19 infections slow in area counties

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,620 since testing began, according to Tuesday morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health. As of Tuesday, an estimated 1,590 of these individuals are beyond the 10-day isolation period.

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

The number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 111 in Cottonwood County (one new case; 95 beyond the 10-day isolation period), 48 in Jackson County (44 beyond the 10-day isolation period), 43 in Murray County, 25 in Rock County and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported nine new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Monday, bringing the total now to 1,313, with another 31 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,041 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 357 patients hospitalized in the state, including 185 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 30,882 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 197 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Monday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,223 health care workers. Statewide, 27,006 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 157 positive COVID-19 cases (with 44 recovered), Osceola County 49 (33 recovered) and Lyon County 31 (24 recovered) as of Tuesday.

Thus far, there have been 24,168 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 14,829 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 661 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,118,798 positive cases of COVID-19 and 116,191 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 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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