Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.



New Nobles County COVID-19 number: 1,592

Mask with coronavirus.jpg
Stock image illustration

REGIONAL — Nobles County had seven new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to this morning’s status update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

This brings the total number of local cases to 1,592 since testing began. Five Nobles County residents have died thus far.

As of this morning, the number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 90 in Cottonwood County (four new cases), 42 in Jackson County, 41 in Murray County, 23 in Rock County and 14 in Pipestone County (one new case).

Statewide, MDH reported 16 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Saturday, bringing the total now to 1,186, with another 11 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 949 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 450 patients hospitalized in the state, including 199 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 27,886 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 388 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Saturday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 2,956 health care workers. Statewide, 22,992 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 48 positive COVID-19 cases (with 14 recovered), Osceola County 37 (30 recovered) and Lyon County 25 (19 recovered ) as of Sunday morning,

Thus far, there have been 21,635 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 12,781 of those now beyond the 10-day isolation period. There have been 604 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 1,928,594 positive cases of COVID-19 and 110,047 deaths as of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.

As a public service, we’ve opened this article to everyone regardless of subscription status. If this coverage is important to you, please consider supporting local journalism by clicking on the subscribe button in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.

Ryan McGaughey arrived in Worthington in April 2001 as sports editor of The Daily Globe, and first joined Forum Communications Co. upon his hiring as a sports reporter at The Dickinson (North Dakota) Press in November 1998. McGaughey became news editor in Worthington in November 2002 and editor in August 2006.
What To Read Next
Get Local