Ninety-eight Nobles County individuals 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 infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 5,070 total confirmations, up 85 from seven days previous. There are now 4,919 cases that are past the 10-day isolation, and there have now been 53 COVID-related deaths in the county after an additional death over the weekend.
The 98 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, eight (same); 11-15, 12 (up seven); 16-19, four (down three); 20-25, 10 (up one); 26-50, 36 (up three); 51-64, 16 (up two); and ages 65 and older, 12 (up seven).
Wednesday’s data notes that newly reported cases may include reinfections, or confirmed or probable cases from people0 that previously had COVID-19 at least 90 days prior. 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.