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Nobles County COVID-19 total now at 1,620

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded just two new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Saturday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 1,620 since testing began, according to Sunday’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 106 in Cottonwood County (two new cases), 46 in Jackson County, 43 in Murray County, 25 in Rock County (two new cases) and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 15 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Saturday, bringing the total now to 1,298, with another 31 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 1,030 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 369 patients hospitalized in the state, including 186 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 30,471 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 311 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Saturday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,164 health care workers. Statewide, 26,090 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 134 positive COVID-19 cases (with 42 recovered), Osceola County 49 (32 recovered) and Lyon County 31 (22 recovered ) as of Sunday.

Thus far, there have been 23,922 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 14,375 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 652 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,083,082 positive cases of COVID-19 and 115,578 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 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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