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Nobles County COVID-19 holds steady

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the total number of positive cases in the county at 1,672 since testing began, according to Wednesday morning’s status update by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 137 positive cases (one new case).

  • Jackson County: 55 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 66 positive cases (one new case).

  • Pipestone County: 63 positive cases (four new cases); two deaths.

  • Rock County: 31 positive cases.

In Pipestone County, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton now reports exposure to COVID-19. It is the second facility in Pipestone County to report exposure in the last few weeks, with the Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone the first to report exposure.
Statewide: 39,589 positive cases of COVID-19 (463 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 34,902 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,485 deaths (eight new deaths) with another 38 deemed probable victims of the virus.

Among the dead are 1,161 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 265 patients are hospitalized, including 122 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 3,862 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 32,388 positive cases; 25,886 recovered; 732 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 281 positive cases; 176 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 64 positive cases; 49 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 46 positive cases; 41 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,009,611 positive cases; 936,476 recovered; 131,594 deaths.
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