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Pipestone County records ninth death from COVID-19

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REGIONAL — Pipestone County recorded its ninth death from COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The individual was between the ages of 90 and 99. No other information is provided by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Pipestone County also reported two new confirmed positive cases of the novel coronavirus during the last 24-hour period, while Rock County reported six new cases; Nobles and Cottonwood counties each recorded three new confirmed cases; Jackson County reports two new cases and Murray County reports one new case of COVID-19.\u0009

According to this morning’s situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health, there were 745 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus statewide during the 24-hour period that wrapped up at 4 p.m. Wednesday, along with five new deaths.

Thus far, 53,692 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 since reporting began. Of those, 46,965 are considered beyond the 10-day isolation period. There have been 1,594 deaths statewide, as well as 40 deaths deemed probable from the novel coronavirus.

Among the dead are 1,219 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 298 patients are hospitalized, including 141 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 6,181 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.


Cumulative totals for positive COVID-19 tests locally are:

  • Nobles County: 1,737 positive cases; 1,711 beyond the 10-day isolation period; six deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 165 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 69 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 119 positive cases; one death.

  • Pipestone County: 140 positive cases; nine deaths.

  • Rock County: 64 positive cases.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 43,844 positive cases as of Thursday morning; 31,747 recovered; 854 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 366 positive cases; 256 recovered; four deaths.

  • Osceola County: 75 positive cases; 59 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 95 positive cases; 75 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University) as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday: 4,431,399 positive cases; 1,389,425 recovered; 150,765 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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