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Nobles County active COVID case count up slightly

There are 93 Nobles County individuals with reported COVID-19 infections within the 10-day isolation period, according to data released Friday by the Nobles County COVID-19 Joint Information. That’s seven more than the case count reported Wednesday.

Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall points out that the case count is not reflective of the total cases, as the home tests go unreported to the state.

Nobles County infection counts as reported Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 6,802 total confirmations – 34 more than the previous report – along with 6,652 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. There have been 57 COVID-related deaths reported in the county.

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 two); 11-15, three (same); 16-19, seven (up two); 20-25, six (up one); 26-50, 36 (up three); 51-64, 18 (same); and ages 65 and older, 10 (down one).

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. Adolescents 5-15 years olds can receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine; Pfizer for 16 to 18 year olds, all other vaccines for older-age people.

Contact Nobles County Public Health at 295-5213 for more COVID-related information.

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