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Nobles County now has 189 current COVID-19 infections

There are 189 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 46 more than the case count released Friday, Jan. 7.

“The COVID isolation count continues to be on the rise here in Nobles County,” said Nobles County Emergency Management Director Tawn Hall in a Wednesday press release.

Nobles County infection counts as reported Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health were 5,743 total confirmations – 153 more than reported Jan. 6 – along with 5,498 cases that are past the 10-day isolation. There have been 56 COVID-related deaths in the county.

The 189 known, currently-infected residents fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, 10 (down 11); 11-15, 15 (up six); 16-19, 17 (up 10); 20-25, 43 (up 22); 26-50, 77 (up six); 51-64, 20 (up 10); and ages 65 and older, seven (up three).

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 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 for more COVID-related information.

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