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Current Nobles County active COVID-19 case count at 90

There are currently 93 Nobles County individuals with COVID-19 infections who are within their 10-day isolation period, according to the latest data released Wednesday afternoon by the Nobles County COVID-19 Joint Information Team.

Nobles County infection counts as reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday, Sept. 21 were 4,538 total confirmations, up 52 from the previous report on Thursday, Sept. 16. There are 4,395 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. A total of 50 COVID-19 deaths have been reported.

The 93 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, 13 (up five); 11-15, nine (up four); 16-19, 10 (down three); 20-25, nine (up one); 26-50, 27 (down eight); 51-64, 17 (up two); and ages 65 and older, eight (down four).

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.

Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall noted that the federal government has announced a requirement that employers with more than 100 employees must require their employees to either be vaccinated or be tested weekly. This mandate, however, has not yet gone into effect, and county officials will continue to monitor the situation.

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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