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Nobles County adds five COVID-19 cases; now at 1,649

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded five new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,649 since testing began, according to Sunday morning’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 131 in Cottonwood County (one new cases), 54 in Jackson County (one new case), 49 in Murray County (one new case), 29 in Rock County and 20 in Pipestone County (which has now reported its first COVID-19 death).

Statewide, MDH reported eight new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Saturday, bringing the total now to 1,425, with another 35 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,123 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 288 patients hospitalized in the state, including 143 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 35,549 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 523 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Saturday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,585 health care workers. Statewide, 30,809 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 237 positive COVID-19 cases (with 106 recovered), Osceola County 51 (45 recovered) and Lyon County 39 (33 recovered) as of Sunday. Dickinson County has two deaths from the novel coronavirus.

Thus far, there have been 28,489 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 17,620 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 705 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,534,981 positive cases of COVID-19 and 125,709 deaths as of 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 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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