Murray County records 10th death from COVID-19

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Jun. 10—REGIONAL — A Murray County resident between the ages of 85-89 has died from complications of COVID-19, according to today's update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

The individual was among eight newly recorded deaths statewide during the 24-hour period that ended at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Among the dead were four individuals from private residences, three residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities and one resident of a residential behavioral health facility. Since the start of the global pandemic, 7,477 Minnesotans have died from the virus, including 4,445 residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

New COVID-19 cases continue to remain at or near zero in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota. Statewide, 150 new cases of the virus were reported in the latest 24-hour period.

The cumulative total of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota is 603,144 (positive and antigen tests), with 594,082 beyond the 10-day isolation period.

Cumulative positive and probable COVID-19 cases and deaths, recoveries as of June 3, and the percentage of residents to receive at least one dose of the vaccine locally as of Monday are:

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Cottonwood County: 1,671 cases; 1,642 recoveries; 24 deaths; 58%.

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Jackson County: 1,226 cases; 1,211 recoveries; 12 deaths; 49%.

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Murray County: 1,070 cases; 1,060 recoveries; 10 deaths; 52%.

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Nobles County: 4,088 cases; 4,036 recoveries; 49 deaths; 60%.

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Pipestone County: 1,164 cases; 1,137 recoveries; 26 deaths; 54%.

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Rock County: 1,287 cases; 1,268 recoveries; 19 deaths; 50%.

In Iowa, 402,767 people have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far and 6,084 have died from complications of the virus.

Among neighboring counties in northwest Iowa:

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Dickinson County: 2,684 positive cases; 2,442 recovered; 44 deaths.

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Lyon County: 1,596 positive cases; 1,540 recovered; 41 deaths.

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Osceola County: 818 positive cases; 773 recovered; 16 deaths.

Nationwide, 33,397,397 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 598,503 Americans have died from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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