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Several counties add just one new COVID-19 case

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REGIONAL — Murray, Nobles, Rock and Pipestone counties added just one new case each of COVID-19 in the last 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Nobles County now has a cumulative total of 1,711 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.

Current statistics in neighboring counties are:

  • Cottonwood County: 150 positive cases.

  • Jackson County: 60 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 103 positive cases.

  • Pipestone County: 122 positive cases; five deaths.

  • Rock County: 44 positive cases.

Statewide: 47,457 positive cases of COVID-19 (352 new cases in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Monday); 41,511 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,548 deaths (three new deaths) with another 40 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,189 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 266 patients are hospitalized, including 112 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 4,399 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 39,424 positive cases; 28,335 recovered; 800 deaths.


  • Dickinson County: 344 positive cases; 231 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 71 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 78 positive cases; 57 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,845,680 positive cases; 1,160,087 recovered; 141,118 deaths.

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