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Nobles, Murray and Pipestone counties report no new COVID-19 cases during one-day period

Cottonwood and Jackson counties each report one new case, while Rock County reports two.


REGIONAL — Nobles, Murray and Pipestone counties each reported no new cases of COVID-19 among residents during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile, Rock County reported two new cases, and Cottonwood and Jackson counties reported no new cases.

Statewide, another 677 individuals received positive COVID-19 test results during the 24-hour period. The state’s cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 469,905 (positive and antigen tests), with 456,244 beyond the 10-day isolation period. Thus far, 37,060 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the virus.

Another 11 deaths were recorded among Minnesota residents during the one-day period, including four individuals who resided in a private residence, and seven who were residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Minnesota’s death toll from the virus now stands at 6,319, including 3,983 residents of long-term care facilities.

A local snapshot of COVID-19, with current cumulative positive and probable test results, as well as recovery data (beyond the 10-day isolation period) and positivity rate among those tested, based on a weekly reported issued Feb. 4 by MDH shows:

  • Nobles County: 3,789 cases; 3,703 recoveries; 17.4% positivity rate; 47 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 1,317 cases; 1,274 recoveries; 9.5% positivity rate; 19 deaths.

  • Jackson County: 898 cases; 866 recoveries; 9.8% positivity rate; 10 deaths.

  • Murray County: 930 cases; 908 recoveries; 8.7% positivity rate; eight deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 995 cases; 956 recoveries; 7.4% positivity rate; 24 deaths.

  • Rock County: 1,146 cases; 1,118 recoveries; 7.7% positivity rate; 12 deaths.

A walk-through COVID-19 saliva testing site is open at the Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive. Appointments are encouraged at mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php, although walk-ins are welcome. Hours for free testing are noon to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
People are asked to stay home if sick or someone in their home is awaiting results of a COVID test. Hand washing with soap for at least 20 seconds, physical distancing, staying out of crowded/confined spaces with others, and wearing face masks in public places is still advised.


Congregate care facilities with COVID-19 exposures as of Feb. 5 included Ecumen Meadows, Worthington; Edgebrook Care Center, Edgerton; Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone; Lindenwood Assisted Living, Slayton; Maple Lawn and Maplewood Court, Fulda; and the Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne.

The Iowa Department of Health reports 326,417 cases of COVID-19 since testing began, with 297,802 recoveries. Thus far, 5,174 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Dickinson County: 1,944 positive cases (12 new cases); 1,802 recovered; 37 deaths.

  • Lyon County: 1,416 positive cases (one new case); 1,309 recovered; 40 deaths.

  • Osceola County: 656 positive cases (no new cases); 620 recovered; 13 deaths.

Johns Hopkins University reports a nationwide cumulative total of 27,200,718 positive cases of COVID-19 as of 10:30 a.m. today. Thus far, 468,500 Americans have died from the virus.
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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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