Nobles County’s COVID Incident Command Team released a new COVID-19 update Wednesday morning.
Tawn Hall, the county’s emergency management director, noted in a press release that the influx of case growth has remained highest among the older age populations. Active cases among school age youth remains low at 12 total isolation cases between birth through age 19.
Nobles County infection counts as reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday were 4,309 total confirmations, up 47 from the Thursday, Aug. 26 report. A total of 4,191 cases are past 10-day isolation. There have been 50 reported COVID-19 deaths, and 68 people are currently infected and still within their 10-day isolation period. The 68 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, eight (up seven); 11-15, one (down two); 16-19, three (no change); 20-25, four (down six); 26- 50. 32 (down two); 51-64, 13 (up one); and ages 65 and older, seven (down seven). The county’s COVID Incident Command Team is still encouraging people to receive vaccinations as the Delta variant continues to spread. All are also encouraged to monitor friends and loved ones, as mental health instability is a COVID-related issue. COVID stress related to distancing and/or economic impacts are detrimental to mental health. Contact Nobles County (Public Health) at 295-5213 if interested in receiving a vaccine and/or with questions regarding receiving a vaccine.