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Active COVID cases on the decline in Nobles County

There are 47 Nobles County individuals who currently have COVID-19 infections within the 10-day isolation period, according to new data released Wednesday by the Nobles County COVID-19 Joint Information Team. That number is 24 less than the case count released on Nov. 24.

Said Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall in a press release: “t has been the trend that the reported numbers is lower on the Tuesday report and higher on the Thursday report, but in this case, reported numbers are the lowest they have been since mid-August.”

Nobles County infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 5,251 total confirmations – 38 more than reported Nov. 23 – along with 5,150 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. There have been 54 COVID-related deaths in the county.

The 47 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, nine (down five); 11-15, one (down one); 16-19, three (up two); 20-25, three (down four); 26-50, 14 (down 12); 51-64, 12 (up four); and ages 65 and older, nine (down three).

A third vaccine shot is now recommended to be administered for those who are immunocompromised. Also now available is a booster shot, which does not have to be the same vaccine brand (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) as the original doses.

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 for more COVID-related information.

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