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Nobles County records 70 new cases of COVID-19; now at 196

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REGIONAL — Seventy new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24-hour period by the Minnesota Department of Health in Nobles County, bringing the total number of individuals with the highly contagious virus to 196. The numbers are reported as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Neighboring counties all remain with single-digit cases of COVID-19, with both Murray County (now at four) and Jackson County (now at five) seeing new positive cases since Wednesday’s status update issued by MDH.

Cottonwood County remains at six, Rock County remains at five and Pipestone County remains at two cases. As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported five COVID-19 cases in Lyon County (all five recovered), six in Osceola County (two recovered) and three in Dickinson County (two recovered).

Across Minnesota, 200 people have now died from the novel coronavirus as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, up from 179 on Tuesday. There were 268 patients hospitalized, including 104 individuals in the intensive care unit.

Thus far, 2,942 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 1, 536 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


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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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