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No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nobles County

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REGIONAL — For the first time since COVID-19 cases began showing up in Nobles County, there were no new reports of individuals testing positive for the novel coronavirus in Tuesday morning’s status update prepared by the Minnesota Department of Health. The information was current as of 4 p.m. Monday.

Thus far, 1,597 Nobles County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing began, with an estimated 871 individuals still considered to be “active” cases, reports Nobles County Public Health. This doesn’t include the individuals who are asymptomatic and have not been tested. Five Nobles County residents have died from the virus thus far.

As of Tuesday morning, the number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 94 in Cottonwood County (two new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Monday), 42 in Jackson County, 41 in Murray County, 23 in Rock County and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 20 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Monday, bringing the total now to 1,217, with another 11 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 968 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 455 patients hospitalized in the state, including 199 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 28,523 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 307 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 3,006 health care workers. Statewide, 24,221 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 62 positive COVID-19 cases (with 23 recovered), Osceola County 41 (31 recovered) and Lyon County 26 (19 recovered ) as of Tuesday.

Thus far, there have been 22,177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 13,277 of those now beyond the 10-day isolation period. There have been 622 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 1,962,982 positive cases of COVID-19 and 111,097 deaths as of 11 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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