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Nobles County adds 11 more COVID-19 cases

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Friday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 1,618 since testing began, according to Saturday’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 104 in Cottonwood County (three new cases), 46 in Jackson County (three new cases), 43 in Murray County (one new case), 23 in Rock County and 15 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported nine new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Friday, bringing the total now to 1,283, with another 31 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,019 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 390 patients hospitalized in the state, including 191 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 30,172 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 394 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 3,140 health care workers. Statewide, 25,620 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 130 positive COVID-19 cases (with 42 recovered), Osceola County 49 (32 recovered) and Lyon County 30 (22 recovered ) as of Saturday.

Thus far, there have been 23,617 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 14,309 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 650 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,054,309 positive cases of COVID-19 and 114,790 deaths as of 10:30 a.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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