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No new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nobles County in latest update

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,620 since testing began, according to this morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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

The number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 115 in Cottonwood County (four new cases), 48 in Jackson County, 43 in Murray County, 25 in Rock County and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, bringing the total now to 1,325, with another 32 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,051 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 351 patients hospitalized in the state, including 181 individuals in intensive care units.

As of Tuesday, 31,296 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 419 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,250 health care workers. Statewide, 27,404 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 166 positive COVID-19 cases (with 53 recovered), Osceola County 49 (42 recovered) and Lyon County 31 (25 recovered) as of Wednesday. Dickinson County has now reported its first death from the novel coronavirus.

Thus far, there have been 24,379 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 15,139 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 671 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,141,306 positive cases of COVID-19 and 117,033 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 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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