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Pipestone County records two more deaths from COVID-19

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REGIONAL — Pipestone County has recorded two additional deaths to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to this morning’s status update from the Minnesota Department of Health. The two individuals who died included one between the ages of 80 and 89, and one between the ages of 90 and 99.

Pipestone County has an outbreak at the Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone, with 15 residents testing positive for the novel coronavirus as of a report issued Monday by MDH. As of Monday, two residents of the facility had died — the first reported back on June 28. The county has had four deaths thus far.

Earlier this week, Edgebrook Care Center was added to the list of long-term care facilities with exposures. At that facility, one staff member had tested positive as of Monday.

In Nobles County, four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the total number of positive cases in the county now at 1,676 since testing began.

Six Nobles County residents have died thus far from the novel coronavirus.

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Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 138 positive cases (one new case).

  • Jackson County: 57 positive cases (two new cases).

  • Murray County: 67 positive cases (one new case).

  • Pipestone County: 66 positive cases (three new cases); four deaths.

  • Rock County: 31 positive cases.

Statewide: 40,163 positive cases of COVID-19 (589 new cases in the last 24-hour period); 35,193 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,490 deaths (five new deaths) with another 38 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,165 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 251 patients are hospitalized, including 116 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 3,906 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 33,121 positive cases; 26,250 recovered; 740 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 286 positive cases; 182 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 64 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 46 positive cases; 41 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,067,780 positive cases; 953,420 recovered; 132,360 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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