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Nobles County adds eight new COVID-19 cases, now at 1,585

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REGIONAL — Nobles County had eight new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Friday, according to this morning’s status update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

This brings the total number of local cases to 1,585 since testing began. Five Nobles County residents have died thus far.

As of this morning, the number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 86 in Cottonwood County (four new cases), 42 in Jackson County, 41 in Murray County, 23 in Rock County and 13 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 22 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Friday, bringing the total now to 1,170, with another 11 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 936 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 473 patients hospitalized in the state, including 206 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 27,501 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 526 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 2,932 health care workers. Statewide, 22,253 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 41 positive COVID-19 cases (with 14 recovered), Osceola County 37 (30 recovered) and Lyon County 25 (19 recovered ) as of Saturday morning,

Thus far, there have been 21,478 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 12,764 of those now beyond the 10-day isolation period. There have been 600 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 1,919,430 positive cases of COVID-19 and 109,791 deaths as of 6:30 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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