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Nobles County COVID case count keeps dropping; another death reported

There are now just 17 Nobles County residents with COVID-19 cases within the 10-day isolation period, according to data released Wednesday by the county's COVID-19 Joint Information Team. However, there has been another COVID-related fatality.

"Sadly, there was an additional COVID related death reported for Nobles County, bringing our total to 59," Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall said. "Even though our current recorded number of people in isolation continues to go down, it is a sad reminder that COVID can still be very serious for some people. There are a number of at-home tests if you are experiencing symptoms. Those, however, are not always 100% accurate and may give a false negative result. If you feel you have COVID, the best test is still to see a doctor."

Nobles County infection counts as reported Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 6,893 total confirmations along with 6,817 cases that are past the 10-day isolation.

The 17 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, two (down three); 11-15, none (same); 16-19, two (up two); 20-25, one (down two); 26-50, six (up three); 51-64, three (down five); and ages 65 and older, three (up two).

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

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