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Pipestone County records sixth COVID-19 death

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REGIONAL — Nobles County added just one new case of COVID-19 in the last 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Nobles County now has a cumulative total of 1,714 positive COVID-19 tests since testing began. Of those, 1,690 are beyond the 10-day isolation period. The county has recorded six COVID-19 deaths.

Meanwhile, two southwest Minnesota counties recorded eight new total COVID-19 cases. Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 153 positive cases (three new cases).

  • Jackson County: 60 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 109 positive cases (five new cases).

  • Pipestone County: 124 positive cases; a sixth death was reported in Thursday's MDH update,

  • Rock County: 45 positive cases.

Statewide: 48,721 positive cases of COVID-19 (763 new cases in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday); 42,524 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,561 deaths (nine new deaths) with another 40 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,198 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 282 patients are hospitalized, including 107 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 5,764 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 40,587 positive cases; 28,889 recovered; 818 deaths.

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  • Dickinson County: 350 positive cases; 235 recovered.; four deaths.

  • Osceola County: 72 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 84 positive cases; 63 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,991,061 positive cases; 1,210,849 recovered; 143,701 deaths.

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Ryan McGaughey arrived in Worthington in April 2001 as sports editor of The Daily Globe, and first joined Forum Communications Co. upon his hiring as a sports reporter at The Dickinson (North Dakota) Press in November 1998. McGaughey became news editor in Worthington in November 2002 and editor in August 2006.
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