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Nobles County COVID-19 case numbers see decrease

There are eighty-nine Nobles County individuals who 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. Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall said in a press release that the county down 33 cases in isolation compared to the numbers released last Friday.

Nobles County infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 5,155 total confirmations, including 5,012 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. There have been 54 COVID-related deaths in the county.

The 89 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, 17 (up two); 11-15, nine (down eight); 16-19, two (down one); 20-25, two (down eight); 26-50, 36 (down nine); 51-64, 11 (down six); and ages 65 and older, 10 (down five).

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 (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) 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 if interested in receiving a vaccine and/or with questions regarding receiving a vaccine.

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