There are 239 Nobles County individuals who currently have COVID-19 infections within the 10-day isolation period, according to the data released Wednesday by the Nobles County COVID-19 Joint Information Team.
Nobles County infection counts as reported Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 6,099 total confirmations – 188 more than reported Jan. 13 – along with 5,808 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. There have been 56 COVID-related deaths in the county.
The 239 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, 19 (up two); 11-15, 16 (down five); 16-19, 18 (down two); 20-25, 21 (down 31); 26-50, 114 (up 11); 51-64, 30 (down one); and ages 65 and older, 17 (up eight).
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 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.