Nobles County adds 15 new cases of COVID-19
Minnesota adds 2,019 new cases, 66 deaths during one-day period.
REGIONAL — Another 15 Nobles County residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to this morning’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health. Meanwhile, Cottonwood County recorded seven new cases; Jackson County, three; Murray County, two; and Pipestone County, one. Rock County had no new cases, however reported four probable cases during the one-day period.
Statewide, another 66 deaths were recorded for the day, including 21 individuals who resided in private residences, 43 individuals in long-term care facilities and two individuals in group homes or residential behavioral health facilities. Thus far, 5,262 Minnesotans have died from the novel coronavirus, including 3,394 individuals residing in long-term care facilities.
There were 2,019 new cases of COVID-19 reported among Minnesotans during the 24-hour period. The state’s cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases stands at 413,107 (positive tests and antigen tests), with 395,679 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 31,968 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.
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 Dec. 24 by MDH.
Nobles County: 3,462 positive cases; 61 probable cases; 3,371 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 19.7% positivity rate among individuals tested; 45 deaths.
Cottonwood County: 1,138 positive cases; 80 probable cases; 1,135 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 10.8% positivity rate; 14 deaths.
Jackson County: 740 positive cases; 44 probable cases; 699 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 10.9% positivity rate; eight deaths.
Murray County: 714 positive cases; 37 probable cases; 708 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 9.4% positivity rate; five deaths.
Pipestone County: 840 positive cases; 26 probable cases; 822 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 8.4% positivity rate; 21 deaths.
Rock County: 953 positive cases; 62 probable cases; 959 beyond the 10-day isolation period; 8.6% positivity rate; 10 deaths.
A saliva testing site for COVID-19 is now open at the Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive. Appointments are encouraged online at mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php, although walk-ins are welcome.
Congregate care facilities with COVID-19 exposures as of Dec. 26 included Crossroads Care Center and Ecumen Meadows, Worthington; Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Lakefield; Edgebrook Care Center, Edgerton; Good Samaritan Society homes in Jackson, Luverne, Mountain Lake, Pipestone, and Windom; Maple Lawn Senior Care and Maplewood Court Assisted Living, Fulda; and the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 278,600 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 236,656 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 3,822 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.
In northwest Iowa:
Dickinson County: 1,678 positive cases (two new cases); 1,446 recovered; 17 deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake with 28 cases and two recoveries thus far.
Lyon County: 1,241 positive cases (seven new cases); 1,057 recovered; 25 deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include the Rock Rapids Health Centre with 21 cases and one recovery thus far.
Osceola County: 609 positive cases (one new case); 546 recovered; seven deaths. Long-term care facilities with current infections include Country View Manor, Sibley, with 34 cases and 30 recoveries thus far.
Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 19,530,197 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. today. Recovery data is not available. There have been 338,831 COVID-related deaths in the United States.
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