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Six new COVID-19 cases in southwest Minnesota

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REGIONAL — Pipestone County had two new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing its total up to 113 positive cases.

The county has recorded five deaths from the novel coronavirus, all at the Good Samaritan Society of Pipestone.

Meanwhile, Nobles County added one new case of COVID-19 in the 24-hour period, bringing its cumulative total to 1,706 residents testing positive 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: 148 positive cases (one new case).

  • Jackson County: 60 positive cases.

  • Murray County: 96 positive cases (two new cases).

  • Rock County: 42 positive cases.

Statewide: 47,107 positive cases of COVID-19 (922 new cases in the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Sunday); 40,742 individuals no longer needing isolation; 1,545 deaths (four new deaths) with another 40 deemed probable victims of the virus.
Among the dead are 1,187 individuals who had resided in long-term care or assisted living facilities. Currently, 247 patients are hospitalized, including 115 individuals in intensive care units. Since testing began, 4,375 Minnesota health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Iowa (according to Iowa Department of Public Health): 38,917 positive cases; 27,972 recovered; 793 deaths.

  • Dickinson County: 335 positive cases; 221 recovered; three deaths.

  • Osceola County: 71 positive cases; 50 recovered.

  • Lyon County: 73 positive cases; 53 recovered.

Nationwide (according to Johns Hopkins University): 3,774,769 positive cases; 1,131,121 recovered; 140,563 deaths.

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Related Topics: CORONAVIRUS
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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