WORTHINGTON — Nobles County Emergency Management, with information from the Minnesota Department of Health, reported 98 residents of the county were within their 10-day isolation period for COVID-19 as of Thursday.

Among those who tested positive were eight children between birth and age 10; five children aged 11 to 15; 13 youths aged 16 to 19; eight adults aged 20 to 25; 35 adults aged 26 to 50; 15 adults aged 51 to 64; and 12 adults aged 65 and older.

The county continues to request that individuals stay home if they have symptoms and/or are awaiting test results, remain vigilant with hand washing with soap for 20 seconds, social distancing and not being in crowded or confined spaces, particularly if unvaccinated for the virus.

Vaccinated individuals can still contract the coronavirus and/or infect others during the six-week vaccination process (Pfizer and Moderna; and after two weeks after the one Janssen shot).

All individuals aged 12 and older are encouraged to be vaccinated. Private vaccine providers in Worthington include Access Family Medical Clinic/Avera Medical Group, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, Sanford Health, Sterling Drug and Walgreens. Individuals may also contact Nobles County Public Health at 295-5213 if interested in receiving a vaccine or have questions regarding receiving a vaccine.