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Nobles County adds five new COVID-19 cases

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REGIONAL — The Minnesota Department of Health announced this morning five new cases of COVID-19 in Nobles County during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday. This brings the total number of local cases to 1,544 since testing began.

Cottonwood County now has 76 COVID-19 cases, an increase of one from the previous day's total. None of the other southwest Minnesota counties in the region had any changes. Jackson County currently has 39 COVID-19 cases, Murray County 39, Rock County 22 and Pipestone County 12.

Statewide, MDH reported 10 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Sunday, bringing the total now to 1,050. Among the dead are 855 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 549 patients hospitalized in the state, including 253 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 25,208 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 361 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Sunday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 2,725 health care workers. Statewide, 19,441 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Osceola County currently has 33 positive COVID-19 cases (with 27 recovered), Lyon County 24 (18 recovered) and Dickinson County 21 (six recovered) as of Monday morning.


Thus far, there have been 19,690 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 11,272 of those now beyond the 10-day isolation period. There have been 540 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 1,793,780 positive cases of COVID-19 and 104,450 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. Monday, 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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