Nobles County current record COVID case count at 163

There are 163 Nobles County individuals who currently have COVID-19 infections within the 10-day isolation period, according to the data released Wednesday by the Nobles County COVID-19 Joint Information Team. That’s 21 more than the case count reported by the team on Jan. 26.


Said Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall: “Recorded COVID cases continue to climb, with the reported number of cases in isolation remaining stable remaining between 150-200. There are approximately 1,061 test reports awaiting review according to the MDH situation update that go back to Jan. 10, 2022. Please remember these are only the REPORTED cases. As we know, most home tests are not getting reported for official counts affecting the state numbers.”


Nobles County infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 6,636 total confirmations – 267 more than the previous report – along with 6,427 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. There have been 56 COVID-related deaths in the county.


The 163 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, 19 (up four); 11-15, eight (up six); 16-19, eight (up one); 20-25, 18 (down four); 26-50, 72 (up 16); 51-64, 29 (up one); and ages 65 and older, nine (down three).


The Federal Government has issued a test for every home program. To request a free test kit by mail, visit https://special.usps.com/testkits.


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 for more COVID-related information.




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