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No new COVID-19 cases in Nobles County; Rock County adds four


REGIONAL — Rock County added four new cases of COVID-19 and PIpestone County added two during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health's Situation Update released Sunday morning.. Nobles County, meanwhile, had no new cases of the novel coronavirus.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 stands at 84,311, with 77,461 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 741 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period, along with 13 deaths.

Statewide, 1,919 individuals have now died from COVID-19, with another 52 people believed to have died from the virus but were not tested. Among the dead are 1,398 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, 241 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, with 136 individuals in intensive care units. Thus far, 9,146 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began:


  • Nobles County: 1,906 positive cases; 1,857 beyond the 10-day isolation period as of Friday; 15 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 209 positive cases. (one new on Saturday).

  • Jackson County: 104 positive cases; one death. (one new).

  • Murray County: 147 positive cases; two deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 202 positive cases; nine deaths.

  • Rock County: 133 positive cases.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Adrian Country Living Cottages in Adrian, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Valley View Assisted Living in Jackson, Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Lake, Lindenwood Assisted Living in Slayton and South Shore Care Center in Worthington.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 74,420 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 53,127 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,218 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 188 positive cases; 155 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 104 positive cases; 90 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 452 positive cases; 385 recovered; six deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 6,492,744 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with 2,434,658 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 193,734 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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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.
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