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Nobles County adds seven new cases of COVID-19

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded seven new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, while there were four new cases in Pipestone County, two new cases in Rock County and one new case each in Cottonwood, Jackson and Murray counties. The information was released Friday morning by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota now reports 78,966 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 since testing began, with 70,537 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 856 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period, along with 10 deaths.

Statewide, 1,847 individuals have now died from COVID-19, with another 52 people believed to have died from the virus but were not tested. Among the dead are 1,354 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, 274 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, with 138 individuals in intensive care units. Thus far, 8,596 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began:

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  • Nobles County: 1,882 positive cases; 1,830 beyond the 10-day isolation period as of Friday; 13 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 202 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 98 positive cases; one death.

  • Murray County: 144 positive cases; two deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 193 positive cases; nine deaths.

  • Rock County: 112 positive cases.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Adrian Country Living Cottages in Adrian, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth, Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Lake, The Lodge at Mountain Lake, Lindenwood Assisted Living in Slayton, and Falls Landing Assisted Living and Ridge View Estates, both in Pipestone.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 67,982 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 48,994 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,137 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 161 positive cases; 133 recovered; two deaths.

  • Osceola County: 99 positive cases; 84 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 436 positive cases; 370 recovered; six deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 6,166,939 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 a.m. Friday, with 2,266,957 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 186,984 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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Related Topics: CORONAVIRUS
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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