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Nobles County records sixth COVID-19 death

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REGIONAL — Nobles County has now recorded its sixth death to COVID-19, according to this morning’s status update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The individual was between the ages of 30-39.; no other information is available.

Nobles County also recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 1,599 since testing began.

The number of positive cases in neighboring counties was 94 in Cottonwood County, 43 in Jackson County (one new case), 41 in Murray County, 23 in Rock County and 14 in Pipestone County.

Statewide, MDH reported 19 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, bringing the total now to 1,236, with another 31 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 984 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 427 patients hospitalized in the state, including 193 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 28,869 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 352 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,034 health care workers. Statewide, 24,675 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.


The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 74 positive COVID-19 cases (with 24 recovered), Osceola County 41 (31 recovered) and Lyon County 26 (19 recovered ) as of Tuesday.

Thus far, there have been 22,516 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 13,545 of those now beyond the 10-day isolation period. There have been 629 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 1,982,264 positive cases of COVID-19 and 112,093 deaths as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to information from 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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