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Seven new COVID-19 cases reported in area counties


REGIONAL — Nobles, Murray and Pipestone counties each added two new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hour test period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday, while Cottonwood County added one new case. The information was released this morning by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota’s cumulative number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 97,638, with 87,330 beyond the 10-day isolation period. There were 936 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the 24-hour period, along with seven deaths.

Statewide, 2,015 individuals have now died from COVID-19, with another 52 people believed to have died from the virus but were not tested. Among the dead are 1,447 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Thus far, 10,271 Minnesota health care workers have contracted the novel coronavirus.

A local snapshot of the virus shows the following cumulative totals since testing began:


  • Nobles County: 1,977 positive cases; 16 deaths.

  • Cottonwood County: 228 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 149 positive cases; one death.

  • Murray County: 172 positive cases; two deaths.

  • Pipestone County: 232 positive cases; 10 deaths.

  • Rock County: 176 positive cases.

Congregate care facilities with current exposures to COVID-19 in this area include Crossroads Care Center and South Shore Care Center in Worthington, Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield, Valley View Assisted Living in Jackson, Maple Lawn Senior Care and Maplewood Court Assisted Living in Fulda, Good Samaritan Society homes in Luverne, Mountain Lake and Windom, and the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
The Iowa Department of Health reports 86,918 cases of COVID-19 in its state since testing began, with 66,220 individuals considered recovered. Thus far, 1,317 deaths are blamed on COVID-19 in the state.

In northwest Iowa:

  • Lyon County: 336 positive cases; 178 recovered; four deaths. (Long-term-care facilities with exposures include Lyon Specialty Care of Rock Rapids and Fellowship Village of Inwood)

  • Osceola County: 168 positive cases; 102 recovered.

  • Dickinson County: 528 positive cases; 418 recovered; six deaths.

Nationwide, Johns Hopkins University reports a cumulative total of 7,118,523 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 10:30 a.m. today, with 2,766,280 individuals deemed recovered. There have been 204,790 COVID-related deaths in the United States.

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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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