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Nobles County tops 1,600 cases of COVID-19

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REGIONAL — Nobles County recorded three new cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, bringing the total number of positive cases in the county to 1,602 since testing began, according to today’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 96 in Cottonwood County (two new cases), 43 in Jackson County, 42 in Murray County (one new case), 23 in Rock County and 15 in Pipestone County (one new case).

Statewide, MDH reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, bringing the total now to 1,249, with another 31 individuals considered to be probable victims of the virus. Among the dead are 994 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, there are 411 patients hospitalized in the state, including 196 individuals in intensive care units.

Thus far, 29,316 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19, with 453 new cases during the last 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Of those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since testing began are 3,061 health care workers. Statewide, 24,870 individuals no longer need to be in isolation.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that Dickinson County currently has 90 positive COVID-19 cases (with 25 recovered), Osceola County 52 (31 recovered) and Lyon County 26 (19 recovered ) as of Thursday.


Thus far, there have been 22,785 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, with 13,827 of those now deemed recovered. There have been 638 deaths reported in Iowa.

Nationwide, there were 2,003,930 positive cases of COVID-19 and 113,3038 deaths as of 10:45 a.m. Thursday, 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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