Sixty-four 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. That’s two less than the COVID-19 count reported last Friday.
Nobles County infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 4,985 total confirmations, up 116 from the previous report on Thursday. The overall number since the start of the pandemic is substantially larger than last week due to the reinfection numbers now being added to the spreadsheet.
There are now 4,869 cases that are past the 10-day isolation, and there have been 52 COVID-related deaths in the county.
The 64 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 two); 11-15, three (up two); 16-19, five (up four); 20-25, eight (up five); 26-50, 22 (down two); 51-64, 11 (down two); and ages 65 and older, six (down seven).
Gov. Tim Walz announced last week Minnesota’s plan to vaccinate 5-11 year olds. 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.