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Pipestone County adds five COVID-19 cases, Nobles County four

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REGIONAL — Pipestone County added five new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

The county has reported five deaths thus far, all of whom were residents of the Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone, a long-term care facility home to 63 residents. Pipestone County has recorded 108 positive cases of COVID-19 since testing began.

Meanwhile, Nobles County had four new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the last 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday. It has had 1,702 residents test positive since testing began. Nearly 1,670 of those are beyond the 10-day isolation period. The county has recorded six COVID-19 deaths.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 146 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 61 positive cases (one new case).

  • Murray County: 91 positive cases (five new cases).

  • Rock County: 37 positive cases (one new case).

Statewide: 45,013 positive cases of COVID-19 (669 new cases in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Thursday); 38,568 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,533 deaths (seven new deaths) with another 40 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,183 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 252 patients are hospitalized, including 110 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 4,278 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.


Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 37,670 positive cases; 27,579 recovered; 783 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 323 positive cases; 214 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 70 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 66 positive cases; 47 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,606,927 positive cases; 1,090,645 recovered; 138,784 deaths.

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