Nobles County’s COVID Incident Command Team released a new COVID-19 update Friday morning.
Tawn Hall, the county’s emergency management director, noted in a press release that with the start of school on the horizon, and COVID-19 numbers continuing to grow, the county will start offering the numbers more frequently to ensure the most accurate information possible. The Incident Command Team intends to send updated reports on Wednesdays and Fridays, Hall said. The reports will continue to reflect reported numbers from the day prior.
Hall added that the influx of case growth has remained highest among the older age populations. Active cases among school age youth remains low at 7 total isolation cases between birth through age 19.
Nobles County infection counts as reported by the Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday were 4,262 total confirmations, up six from the Wednesday report. A total of 4,135 cases are past 10-day isolation. There have been 50 reported COVID-19 deaths, and 77 people are currently infected and still within their 10-day isolation period.
The 77 known, currently-infected residents, fall into the following age ranges and are indicated along with the change from the previous report: birth-age 10, one (no change); 11-15, three (no change); 16-19, three (no change); 20-25, 10 (up two); 26- 50. 34 (up two); 51-64, 12 (same); and ages 65 and older, 14 (up one).
The county’s COVID Incident Command Team is still encouraging people to receive vaccinations as the Delta variant continues to spread. All are also encouraged to monitor friends and loved ones, as mental health instability is a COVID-related issue. COVID stress related to distancing and/or economic impacts are detrimental to mental health.
Contact Nobles County (Public Health) at 295-5213 if interested in receiving a vaccine and/or with questions regarding receiving a vaccine.