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Nobles, Cottonwood, Murray counties each add one COVID-19 case

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded one new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Friday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,644 since testing began, according to Saturday 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 130 in Cottonwood County (one new cases), 53 in Jackson County, 48 in Murray County (one new case), 29 in Rock County and 16 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported six new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Friday, bringing the total now to 1,417, with another 35 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,116 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 300 patients hospitalized in the state, including 155 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 35,033 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 427 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Friday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,560 health care workers. Statewide, 30,401 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 235 positive COVID-19 cases (with 104 recovered), Osceola County 49 (45 recovered) and Lyon County 38 (33 recovered) as of Saturday. Dickinson County has two deaths from the novel coronavirus.

Thus far, there have been 27,936 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 17,447 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 704 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,488,036 positive cases of COVID-19 and 125,255 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.

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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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