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Nobles County adds 10 new COVID-19 cases


REGIONAL — Several area counties are reporting spikes in the number of individuals testing for COVID-19, with Nobles County recording 10 new cases in the situation update released this morning by the Minnesota Department of Health. During the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cottonwood County recorded five new cases of the novel coronavirus, Jackson County reported four, Murray and Rock counties each reported two and Pipestone County recorded one new case.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 93,012, with 83,862 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 995 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period, along with three deaths.

Statewide, 1,988 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 1,435 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Thus far, 9,930 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: 1,954 positive cases; 16 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 224 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 141 positive cases; one death.

  • Murray County: 158 positive cases; two deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 217 positive cases; 10 deaths.

  • Rock County: 164 positive cases.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Valley View Assisted Living in Jackson, Good Samaritan Society homes in Luverne, Mountain Lake and Windom, Lindenwood Assisted Living in Slayton and South Shore Care Center in Worthington.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 83,393 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 61,483 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,300 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 285 positive cases; 170 recovered; four deaths.

  • Osceola County: 150 positive cases; 100 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 504 positive cases; 409 recovered; six deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 6,945,987 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 11:30 a.m. today, with 2,670,256 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 202,247 COVID-related deaths in the United States.
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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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