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Nobles County COVID-19 case count up two

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Friday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,630 since testing began, according to Saturday 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 121 in Cottonwood County (three new cases), 50 in Jackson County, 47 in Murray County, 26 in Rock County and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Friday, bringing the total now to 1,372, with another 32 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,085 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 324 patients hospitalized in the state, including 161 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 32,467 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 438 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 3,348 health care workers. Statewide, 28,205 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 192 positive COVID-19 cases (with 75 recovered), Osceola County 49 (45 recovered) and Lyon County 32 (29 recovered) as of Saturday. Dickinson County has one death from the novel coronavirus.

Thus far, there have been 25,424 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 15,904 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 681 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,223,668 positive cases of COVID-19 and 119,158 deaths as of 10:05 a.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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