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Active COVID-19 case count decreases slightly

Sixty Nobles County individuals currently have COVID-19 infections within the 10-day isolation period, according to the latest data released Wednesday by the Nobles County COVID-19 Joint Information Team. This represents a 17-person decease in current infections since the previous report.

Nobles County infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 4,853 total confirmations, up 37 from the previous report on Oct. 21. There are 4,741 cases that are past the 10-day isolation, and there have been 52 COVID-related deaths in the county.

The 60 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, seven (up one); 11-15, two (down 12); 16-19, two (same); 20-25, two (down two); 26-50, 24 (down eight); 51-64, 12 (up one); and ages 65 and older, 11 (up three).

Gov. Tim Walz announced Minnesota’s plan to vaccinate 5-11 year olds on Wednesday. Minnesota is currently offering a $200 incentive for ages 5-11 and 12-17 that receive their vaccinations. MDH will draw five $100,000 scholarships from the 12-17-year-old bracket who are fully vaccinated from Oct. 18th through Dec. 16.

Area private-vaccine providers in Nobles County, all in Worthington, are Access Family Medical Clinic/Avera Medical Group, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, Sanford Health, Sterling Drug and Walgreens.

Contact Nobles County Public Health at 295-5213 if interested in receiving a vaccine and/or with questions regarding receiving a vaccine.

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