WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Department of Health reported 30 new COVID-19 cases in Nobles County during its Tuesday morning situation update, with 20 of those cases being confirmed and 10 considered probable. The data was current as of 4 a.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, Cottonwood County reported 13 new cases; Jackson County, one; Murray County, five; Pipestone County, 3; and Rock County, 12.

The new cases were among 6,352 individuals who received positive or probable test results statewide during the reporting period. There were 18 deaths also recorded during the same time period due to complications from COVID-19. These individuals ranged in age from early 40s to late 80s, and included 13 people living in private residences, and five in long-term care or assisted living facilities.

All Minnesota residents aged 12 and older are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine. The Nobles County Public Health department encourages all eligible individuals to seek vaccination. Private providers in Worthington include 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 or if you have questions regarding receiving a vaccine.

The Minnesota Department of Health continues to ask people to stay home if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and/or are awaiting test results, and to practice universal precautions including washing hands with soap (for 20 seconds), social distancing, and avoiding crowded or confined spaces.

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