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Nobles County adds one new COVID-19 case

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded one new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,621 since testing began, according to this 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 115 in Cottonwood County, 50 in Jackson County (two new cases), 44 in Murray County (one new case), 26 in Rock County (one new case) and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 19 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, bringing the total now to 1,344, with another 32 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,064 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 345 patients hospitalized in the state, including 171 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 31,675 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 387 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,292 health care workers. Statewide, 27,566 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 176 positive COVID-19 cases (with 58 recovered), Osceola County 49 (43 recovered) and Lyon County 32 (27 recovered) as of Thursday. Dickinson County has one death from the novel coronavirus.

Thus far, there have been 24,737 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 15,453 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 677 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,168,414 positive cases of COVID-19 and 117,832 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to information from Johns Hopkins University.

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Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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