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Pipestone County adds 12 new cases of COVID-19

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REGIONAL — Six Nobles County residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday, according to this morning’s status update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Since testing began, the county has recorded 1,694 positive cases. Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 142 positive cases (one new case).

  • Jackson County: 58 positive cases (one new case).

  • Murray County: 83 positive cases (one new case).

  • Pipestone County: 86 positive cases (12 new cases); four deaths.

  • Rock County: 35 positive cases (one new case).

Statewide: 42,772 positive cases of COVID-19 (499 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 37,199 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,504 deaths (two new deaths) with another 38 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,172 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 247 patients are hospitalized, including 114 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 4,104 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 35,502 positive cases; 26,605 recovered; 753 deaths.

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  • Dickinson County: 306 positive cases; 200 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 69 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 58 positive cases; 45 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,323,432 positive cases; 1,006,326 recovered; 135,295 deaths.

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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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