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Nobles County records its 50th death from COVID-19

Individual was aged 90 to 94, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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REGIONAL — A Nobles County resident between the ages of 90-94 has died from COVID-19, according to today’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

The individual was among seven newly recorded deaths statewide during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Among the dead were five individuals from private residences, and two residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Since the start of the global pandemic, 7,484 Minnesotans have died from the virus, including 4,447 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

New COVID-19 cases continue to remain at or near zero in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota. Statewide, 175 new cases of the virus were reported in the latest 24-hour period.

The cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is 603,305 (positive and antigen tests), with 594,204 beyond the 10-day isolation period.

Cumulative positive and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, recoveries as of June 10, and the percentage of residents to receive at least one dose of the vaccine locally as of Tuesday are:


  • Cottonwood County: 1,671 cases; 1,646 recoveries; 24 deaths; 58%.

  • Jackson County: 1,226 cases; 1,212 recoveries; 12 deaths; 49%.

  • Murray County: 1,070 cases; 1,060 recoveries; 10 deaths; 52%.

  • Nobles County: 4,088 cases; 4,035 recoveries; 50 deaths; 60%.

  • Pipestone County: 1,165 cases; 1,136 recoveries; 26 deaths; 54%.

  • Rock County: 1,287 cases; 1,268 recoveries; 19 deaths; 50%.

The weekly update on exposures to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, published June 10 by MDH, included Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.
In Iowa, 402,822 people have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far and 6,095 have died from complications of the virus.

Among neighboring counties in northwest Iowa:

  • Dickinson County: 2,685 positive cases; 2,443 recovered; 44 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,596 positive cases; 1,541 recovered; 41 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 816 positive cases; 773 recovered; 16 deaths.

Nationwide, 33,415,911 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 598,342 Americans have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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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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