Nobles County adds 14 new cases of COVID-19
Saliva testing site open at the Worthington Event Center.
REGIONAL — Another 14 Nobles County residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour reporting period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, according to information released Friday morning by the Minnesota Department of Health. Among neighboring counties, Cottonwood County reported nine new cases; Jackson County, six; Murray and Pipestone counties, two each; and Rock County with one new case.
Statewide, another 2,737 individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the 24-hour period. The state’s cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases stands at 391,889 (positive tests and antigen tests), with 360,868 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 29,835 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.
Across Minnesota, 83 more Covid-related deaths were noted in Friday’s report. These included 28 individuals who resided in private residences, 35 individuals in long-term care facilities, one individual who resided in a group home or behavioral health facility, and one individual incarcerated in jail or prison. There have now been 4,723 Minnesotans lost to COVID-19, including 3,070 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.
A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began. The number of recoveries and positivity rate are based on information released Thursday by MDH.
Nobles County: 3,393 positive cases; 56 probable cases; 3,249 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 20.3% positivity rate among individuals tested; 42 deaths. The Nobles County Joint Information team notes that as of Thursday, 141 residents were within their 10-day isolation period. They included 20 individuals birth to age 10; six individuals age 11 to 15; nine individuals age 16 to 19; 12 individuals age 20 to 25; 50 individuals age 26 to 50; 24 individuals age 51 to 64 and 20 individuals age 65 and older.
Cottonwood County: 1,098 positive cases; 78 probable cases; 1,044 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 10.9% positivity rate; nine deaths.
Jackson County: 693 positive cases; 32 probable cases; 617 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 10.8% positivity rate; four deaths.
Murray County: 697 positive cases; 22 probable cases; 662 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 9.7% positivity rate; five deaths.
Pipestone County: 826 positive cases; 24 probable cases; 787 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 8.7% positivity rate; 18 deaths.
Rock County: 931 positive cases; 53 probable cases; 904 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 8.9% positivity rate; 10 deaths.
A saliva testing site for COVID-19 is now open at the Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Dr. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Appointments are encouraged online at mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php, although walk-ins are welcome.
Congregate care facilities with COVID-19 exposures as of Friday included Crossroads Care Center, Worthington; Parkview Manor, Ellsworth; Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Lakefield; Edgebrook Care Center and Edgebrook Estates Assisted Living, Edgerton; Good Samaritan Society homes in Jackson, Luverne, Mountain Lake, Pipestone, and Windom; Maple Lawn Senior Care and Maplewood Court Assisted Living, Fulda; Good Samaritan Society/Mikkelsen Manor, Windom; the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne; and Ridgeview Estates, Pipestone.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 264,123 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 208,689 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 3,451 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.
In northwest Iowa:
Dickinson County: 1,625 positive cases (14 new cases); 1,244 recovered; 13 deaths.
Lyon County: 1,178 positive cases (29 new cases); 929 recovered; 21 deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include the Rock Rapids Health Centre with 19 cases and zero recoveries thus far.
Osceola County: 599 positive cases (one new case); 487 recovered; five deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include Country View Manor, Sibley, with 33 cases and six recoveries thus far.
Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 17,243,580 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. Friday. Recovery data is not available. There have been 311,230 COVID-related deaths in the United States.
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